Why Aren't You Getting Job Offers?
Unfortunately, not all interviews result in job offers. Don't get discouraged. A rejection letter may mean only that there was a particularly large and well-qualified candidate pool. You may not always be the most qualified candidate; however, you can certainly try to be the most prepared by carefully researching the company, practicing your interview skills and conducting yourself in a professional manner at all times.
Rejection shock may result if you are not prepared for what is a normal part of the hiring process. Rejection shock can have a spiraling effect. If receiving a rejection letter discourages you or damages your confidence, it may lead to poor performance in your next interview, which could result in another rejection. Try to stay positive. Your job offer is out there; you just have to find the right fit.
If your interviews are not resulting in job offers, there are positive steps you can take to turn things around. Review the list below and ask yourself if any of these characteristics might be the reason for the rejections. Consult with a Career and Internship Services counselor and arrange for a practice interview.
FACTORS LEADING TO APPLICANT REJECTION
The following factors leading to applicant rejection were reported by employers:
Remember there is rarely a professional position open that does not draw many qualified applicants. You get only one chance to leave the right impression, so take the time to do your homework. Research the organization and prepare and practice for the interview to increase your chances of leaving a positive impression.