It hurts to be rejected. Knowing why could help you land a job more quickly.
It’s exciting to get called for a job interview and to do well during the interview. When you don’t get a call back after the interview, it’s really frustrating. Or if you receive a polite rejection email following your job interview.
Here are 11 possible reasons why you didn’t get a call back following a job interview, according to HR professionals.
Reason 1: You did not conduct research or complete your homework.
It will be clear in your response if you did not take the time to investigate the firm and the position you are interviewing for. You will be outshined by candidates who performed their homework correctly.
Most job interviews begin with the inquiry, “Tell me what you know about our organization and the work we do.” You will be more remarkable if you can articulate the organization’s aims and mission and tie them to the position. It establishes a serious tone and research, maturity, and preparedness approach.
Reason 2: You got off to a bad start in the interview.
Sometimes, the initial impression is everything. Starting the interview on a negative note, such as being late or responding to the first question in a long-winded manner, can cost you a call-back.
It takes around three seconds to establish a strong first impression on others, and it’s extremely difficult to recover from a bad first impression.
Reason 3: You didn’t get along well with the interviewer.
You and your interviewer may not have great interview “chemistry” at times. This isn’t always a mistake, and it’s not always your responsibility.
Applying some psychology and emotional intelligence to this is one method to improve. You should be able to feel the interviewer’s preferences after a few questions. Take a chance on it. You will not be called back after a job interview if there is a lack of chemistry.
Reason 4: You weren’t enthusiastic enough.
Recruiters are individuals, and they want to know you’re interested in their firm, the position, and other people in general.
If you appeared uninterested, avoided eye contact, were unprepared, or didn’t ask important questions, your interviewer may conclude that you are uninterested. You will not be contacted following the job interview in this scenario.
Reason 5: You answered the salary question incorrectly.
You should have done your homework on the salary scale for the job you’re applying for. When asked about the salary, your response should include the range of salaries for such a position.
Consider asking for a salary of $75,000 when the position’s maximum pay is only $40,000. You shouldn’t be asking for anything less.
Furthermore, you should underline that, while good compensation is vital, a positive working environment is even more so. You will not be unable to get a call back after the job interview if you do so.
Reason 6: You spoke negatively about your previous employer.
Negative comments about prior companies or bosses may raise a red signal for recruiters, and you will not be contacted following the interview.
There’s a tight line between stating genuine reasons for leaving a company – such as a change in leadership – and publicly disparaging a former boss or employer. It makes a poor first impression.
Reason 7: You purported to be an expert on a subject about which you had little knowledge.
Rather than pretending to know about a subject you don’t, recruiters encourage you to state, “I’m not familiar with that,” and then share examples from your history that demonstrate your ongoing learning, thirst for training, and engagement with new concepts. In this scenario, candor is the best policy.
There should be no questions for which you have no idea what the solutions are if you have thoroughly prepared and have the appropriate skills. However, it is possible that this will occur on occasion.
Reason 8: Your experience did not match the job requirements.
It’s not enough to simply look over your résumé to find work. You must demonstrate how your previous work experience qualifies you for the available position.
Interviewees who researched the position’s responsibilities and duties and related their experience, accomplishments, and responses to the position’s requirements demonstrate that they are motivated, detail-oriented, and will be able to jump right in.
Reason 9: You didn’t ask any questions that were meaningful.
When your interviewer asks if you have any questions for them, it’s still a part of the conversation, and it’s a terrific way to end on a high note.
The quality of the questions you ask will be evaluated by sophisticated interviewers. You should have sensible questions written out and ready to ask.
Your questions should focus on the role, the difficulties, and the framework for discussing possible solutions. “That’s a fantastic question,” the interviewer should say.
Reason 10: You’re either under-qualified or over-qualified.
It’s possible that the reason you were rejected or didn’t get a callback has nothing to do with how well you did in your interview.
You could have simply been beaten to the job by a considerably more qualified candidate. On the other hand, you could be overqualified for the position, leading decision-makers to believe that if you are hired, you will leave soon or will not be satisfied.
Reason 11: The job was no longer available.
Once again, you have no control over why you didn’t get a callback.
An employment position may be removed for a variety of reasons, including budgetary constraints, a hiring freeze, or a shift in the company’s strategic direction.
Understanding why you were rejected for a job will also help you figure out how to find work.
Perhaps you could give yourself a thumbs up and move on now that you know it wasn’t entirely your fault that you weren’t called back after a job interview.
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Originally posted 2022-03-17 19:00:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter