Not performing well in the interview: Almost every job requires you to attend an interview with the company. Interviews are an integral part of the hiring process. To perform well in the interview, you should be well prepared. This includes, knowing your resume from top to bottom, having great communication while answering questions and being well dressed when you show up. If you fail to do any of this, your interview performance will be considered substandard.
Salary Expectations: What salary you are offered depends not only on your qualifications but also on the company you work for. Some companies might not be comfortable with offering pays as listed in your salary expectation and this could be a major factor that might lead to your rejection.
Poor performance or conduct at the previous job: How you perform in your workplace is an important contributing factor to how companies look at you in the future. If you have ever misconducted in any of your jobs, it could be detrimental to your employability options. Make sure you perform to the best of your ability in your workplace so that your future career goals are not affected.
Failure to adequately address the requirements listed in the job posting: We have all applied to jobs where our qualifications don’t really meet the requirements of the company. When companies are looking for eligible candidates, they might be looking for must-have qualifications, or good-to-have qualifications. Though it is always good to apply for jobs where your profile partly matches the requirements, not having adequate skills or not having skills that address the requirements of a job can be a major factor in getting rejected by the employer.
Discrepancies in resume: Always make sure that the skills you have listed in your resume match your current skills and qualifications. Lying on the resume is not a good idea. Employers can easily find out how competent you are during the interview. Make sure your job resume exactly matches your job profile.
Overhyping your resume: Sometimes people write things in their resume which are ambiguous and things which they don’t have much knowledge of. This can give a bad impression to your employer and question the validity of your skills.
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