October 29, 2017

17 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Getting Hired

Searching for a job is tough. In today’s job market, there are plenty of job openings, but the job search competition is through the roof. In order to find a job listing, land an interview, and get hired you need a lot of things to line up perfectly. Unfortunately, all it takes is one simple mistake and you’ll ruin your chances of getting hired.

Wrecking ball destroys and shatters a white wall

When a company posts a job opening, they are seeking the best person for the job. To determine who makes the cut, they look at a wide variety of contributing factors. Those factors include things like personality, skills, certifications, experience, network, and so much more. To solve the job search puzzle, you need all of the pieces in place and that’s no easy task.

If you seem to be striking out in the job search, here are a few things that can ruin your chances of getting hired:

  1. Social Media
  2. Email Etiquette
  3. Job Interview Attire
  4. Verbal And Non-Verbal Language
  5. Personality Type
  6. Soft Skills
  7. Networking Skills
  8. Typos
  9. Job Interview Responses
  10. Timeliness
  11. Confidence
  12. Smartphone Usage
  13. Questions You Ask
  14. Tattoos/Piercings
  15. Lies
  16. Inconsistencies
  17. Badmouthing
  18. Lack of Preparation
  19. Handshakes

Are you guilty of any of these things? It’s highly likely that one simple thing is holding you back from getting hired. A single mistake can make the difference between becoming gainfully employed and heading back to square one in theĀ  job search. Think about the big picture and realize that it’s the little things that make the difference. The more things that you can do right, the better your chances of landing the job.

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Discover more job search tips on the JobMonkey Blog. If you’re actively searching for a job, visit the JobMonkey JobCenter to search and apply for your next employment opportunity. No matter what happens, stay positive. Eventually, you’ll find the perfect job for you.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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