January 22, 2007

Top 10 reasons you are not getting a job

Many times, it is seen that a person is very talented but it becomes very difficult for him/her to get a job.It is seen that the entire selection process is not only a test of your technical skills/managerial skills , but also your attitude,temperament which is well tested through a series of interviews.

It starts right from your first round of interviews where they take an initial test till the last round of HR interview where they try to see your convincing skills and also your loyalty for the previous company(the worst reason to tell the HR guy about the job change would be "My previous company/team has X/Y/Z problems which leads to bad-mouthing your previous employer").

Just happened to overlook CareerBuilder, where they have listed out "Top ten reasons why you're not finding a job" as given below:
  1. You're not making finding a job a job itself!!
  2. You haven't developed a system of finding a job.
  3. You have an unrealistic idea about the market for your skills.
  4. You aren't acknowledging the psychological and emotional stress that changing jobs entails.
  5. You ignore small businesses.
  6. You don't recognize that face-to-face interviews are the only things that matter.
  7. You don't prepare well for interviews.
  8. You're not selling yourself.
  9. You have the attitude, "What can you do for me?
  10. You give poor reasons for leaving your job.

Do not miss out the Complete Article on CareerBuilder

Happy job searching!!!



At Jan 23, 2007, 12:21:00 AM , Anonymous Ajay Modi said...

U are right, But the list is still incomplete, Some time the u r not fit in the requirement eventhough you are having good skills.
One more thing i would say it also depends upon the inerviewer as well. Some times he/she goes out of the track.
But any good work..

At Jan 23, 2007, 1:10:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hi Ajay,
There are some points which might have been missed.But the case that you have mentioned is different since,if the profile of a person does not suit requirements than his inetrview is also not possible.

And yes,if the interviewer goes out of track it means "He/she is trying to take your stress test(to see your reactions) :-)"


At Jan 23, 2007, 1:52:00 PM , Anonymous Hiral Shah said...

Conclusion of the list is: Focus the kind of job you want, priorities your acceptations for new job. And list down the valid reasons your dissatisfaction for your current job….finally the way you want the output: give the way your input.
“Give as much attention as to the end result, which will lead you what input or what preparation you need to improve.”

Hiral Shah

At Jan 23, 2007, 3:31:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hi Hiral,
Yes I do agree to your points since focussing on the right kind of job is very important.


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At Mar 10, 2008, 1:04:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

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-Himanshu Sheth


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