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Top Three Reasons People Do not Get Hired After an Interview

According to a survey given to hiring committees, here are the top three reasons people do not get hired AFTER having participated in an interview.

  1. Candidate was unable to respond to the questions. They either gave a single-word answer or answered a question other than the one that was asked.
  2. Poor appearance. Candidate came to interview inappropriately dressed for that particular work environment.
  3. Lack of individuality. The candidate did not open up enough to allow the interviewer(s) to get a sense of who he/she is.

I agree with the three top reasons listed above and have experienced all three during the interview process.  In addition to these, here are three more reasons that would make me think twice about the candidate

  1. The candidate talks too much; rambling on and on or interrupting the interviewer.
  2. The candidate has not prepared for the interview; he/she knows nothing about our organization.
  3. The person who walks through the door is not the same person I’ve read about on paper (the résumé and cover letter do not match the person).

Trust me. Interviewers generally do not look forward to days and days of interviewing candidates. Anything you can do to make the interview a pleasant conversation is to your advantage.  Consider attending classes and workshops on getting a job. They are vital to your success!

~ Go out and make it happen! – Michelle Walker-Wade

  1. Rosalind
    September 5, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Thanks Mikki, if I were looking for a job, I would rather be knowledgeable to the job on hand, but sense I’m retired, I think I am just enjoying my days. People, take this advice and do something with it.

    • September 5, 2011 at 3:27 am

      Thanks Rosalind. Sounds like you’re enjoying retirement!

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