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9 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job (and You Will Never Be Told) by ElRapido: 6:09pm On Jan 06, 2020
What is the reason behind the phrase "You do not qualify for this position"?

"Why didn't they call me back, this job was for me! My profile fully meets the requirements of the job offer! "

Does that sound familiar?

All job seekers have had this experience at one time or another. For some, they receive an honest justification for your rejection.

But often recruiters explain their choice with a general reason. They tell you something like, "We've decided to go ahead with other candidates." And so you're left with no answers, no real avenues for improvement.

We want to reassure you. It's possible the reason why you didn't get the job isn't at all related to your application. There are hundreds of factors that can come into play during the hiring process. And you have no control over many of them.


Here is a list of 10 simple reasons why you were not selected.

1. The recruiter is looking for a man or woman to balance the team

It is illegal, and in the real sense, discriminating to post a job advertisement specifying the gender of the preferred candidate.

However, some work teams may be composed of only men or only women, and the employer may be looking to balance its teams. In this case, the employer may have a preference for a candidate whose profile is complementary to the other members of the group.

2. Your salary expectations are unrealistic


Have you communicated your salary expectations to the recruiter?

It is still possible that you weren't employed based on your salary estimate.

It can be easy to guess the salary ranges for different industries or organizations. If you have worked for an organization that has a reputation for offering high salaries, the recruiter may have set aside your resume, knowing that they will not be able to meet up with your salary expectations.

3. Another candidate negotiates a much lower salary

Unfortunately, competition for a job slot is extreme in some areas, and some candidates are willing to reduce their salary expectations to gain experience, especially fresh graduates.

This is unfortunate, as it then affects the job market. When you gain experience, you will be able to negotiate a salary at your fair value, without fear.

4. The position is already filled

You may have already heard that some employers have an obligation to post certain positions even if they are already filled internally.

This situation rarely occurs when you use a reputable job opening website, but keep in mind that the status of the posted position can change at any time.

In some cases, employers may review the internal structure of the team and not go ahead with immediate hiring.

5. The position does not yet exist


Funny as it may sound, employers can post a job online, knowing that the position doesn't exist at the moment but may need it in the near future. In the immediate term, they fill up their resume bank to be ready when the time comes.

6. You have more experience than your manager, and he or she feels threatened.


How do you feel when you are hired to work under the supervision of a manager with less experience than you?

In this case, the manager may feel threatened, and this may create tension within the team. And for you, the job seeker, it means no slot.

The employer may be looking for a candidate with less experience than you, so as not to upset the division of labor and projects.

7. Your neglected your appearance in the interview

Even if the people in the environment where you'll be working dress rather casually, we recommend that you present yourself in the best possible way.

The first reason: you want to show the employer that you are serious about what you are doing. And secondly, you will feel more confident, and you project a well-groomed image.

8. You did not pay attention to your body language during the interview.

Body language accounts for 50% of your job interview communication.

Under the influence of stress, candidates often forget to make sure that they convey the right verbal signs: eye contact, smiles, nods at the right time, etc.

9. Your profile does not fit in with the company culture

The recruiters may have an exact idea of the style of the candidate.

They may want to hire: a more reserved, extroverted, artistic, Cartesian, casual person. And you may not fit into one or any of this bracket.

You can only remain 100% yourself, the rest is, unfortunately (or fortunately!) not your responsibility.

If you think your application has been put aside for the wrong reasons, don't worry too much. Kindly look away and seek new job offers elsewhere and tell yourself that you will find another employer who will consider you at your true worth!

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Re: 9 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job (and You Will Never Be Told) by Omololaeni(f): 6:11pm On Jan 06, 2020
Nice one
Re: 9 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job (and You Will Never Be Told) by Amanee(f): 6:19pm On Jan 06, 2020
Maybe one of this is why UBN broke my heart at the beginning of this year

Re: 9 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job (and You Will Never Be Told) by Jacktheripper: 6:56pm On Jan 06, 2020
10. You don't have a connection with those at the top.
Re: 9 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job (and You Will Never Be Told) by OluwaWizzy(m): 7:58pm On Jan 06, 2020
No 6

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