This seems like a common sense on the ground as many job seekers are invited for interviews but not getting jobs. This can be incredibly demoralizing situation to be in. The question is why sometimes the candidates who are more qualified and have relevant experience often get interviews but no jobs?
At times one can make it to the top two and then lose the offer to the other candidate. This is the area where we often hear candidates complain about age, race, gender or any other type of discrimination.
Therefore an interviewee need to critique his/her presentation the same as you would on your on the job performance. The following are five reasons why you may not be getting a job offer after the interviews.
1. You’re not qualified until the interviews
At times, the interviewer does not screen job candidates, and it is until the interview is well known that the candidate lacks the necessary skills or experience. Therefore you need to think twice before you set yourself up for failure by applying for jobs that you are not qualified for.
2. Failure to establish your worth for the prospective employer during interviews
When you give the impression that you’re only interested in what you’re trained for without regard to what you are going to offer, a job opportunity may be lost. The hiring manager is pursuit of knowing what you can do for him/her.
For example, if you have nine years of progressively responsible experience as an application engineer, you will have to make sure that the interviewer sees the value in your experience. And you establish your worth by answering the questions that you are asked during the interview
3. Poor Personal Appearance during your interviews
The main issue here is that you must fit in with the same way with others in the company dress. The hiring manager may not be ready to include anyone in their team who would be a distraction to others workers.
You should have in mind that if the manager hires you with a ring in your nose, his/ her judgments will be called with a question, regardless of how marvelous you do the job. Therefore, you should know that a poor personal appearance can do away with your interviews, qualification even before making an attempt of speaking.
4. Being unprepared for the interviews
Preparation includes the practice of answering interview questions as well as doing research about the company. The interviewers are always impressed when you have some knowledge about their company.
If as a result of lack of prior practice you stumble with your answers; it will be a clear indication that you are not prepared. Always be ready to answer questions. It is obvious to the interviewer, when a candidate hesitates in answering of the questions; he or she is not prepared for the interviews.
5. Lack of interpersonal skills
On the intelligent measure, you may be very smart. On the phone you may also look impressive. Your references may look fine at a glance, but when confronted face to face you fail the test.
You may suppress your desire to say anything that would suggest that you are weak in the area of interpersonal skills, including a comment that you are shy when exposed to people. This would make you lose the interview pass.
6. Failure to sell yourself on the interview day
Your responsibility during the interview is to sell yourself and that includes specifically tooting your own horn. You may not have had to do much of this in the past, but things are different now.
What’s more, don’t forget to follow up with a phone call three or four days after the interview. It’s a great approach to reinforce your enthusiasm for the job and in addition ask a question or two that you may have neglected to ask.
7. Revealing your weaknesses can end your chances for landing a job offer.
The hiring manger’s number one work is to find out each candidates’ defects. He or she will do this by asking tough interview questions that you must be organized to reply without revealing your weaknesses.
Work on practicing the questions: “can you be able to let me know one of your weaknesses and what you are doing to improve it?” Take it a step further and choose what you will say when the interviewer approaches you for the weaknesses that you are working on now.
In conclusion, there are countless of reasons why you may not be getting a job offer even after the interview. These seven reasons are among the most likely.
Regardless of the reason, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you avoid anything which would limit the progress of your interviews and the promised career.