Not everyone who interviews will be offered a position. Understanding the reasons for rejection will help improve your interviewing skills and prepare you for the next interview.
According to Katherine Burik, founder and owner of the Interview Doctor, employers value candidates with drive and commitment. Those who show they are determined and do not make mistakes in an interview often land jobs over more qualified applicants. These candidates impressed the employer with enthusiasm and flawless interviewing style.
To be successful, you must come across as upbeat, positive, energetic and friendly. Here are the top seven reasons candidates may be rejected by a potential employer.
Not readily knowing the answers to interviewers questions.
Each interview is not a discrete event. If you have been interviewing you know that interviewers ask similar questions. Anticipate and rehearse answers to the most common interview questions. These questions are readily available ([http://interviewdoc.com/documents/MoreInterviewingQuestions.pdf]). Think about your answers ahead of time and write down your responses. Practicing with a spouse or friend before the interview will help to frame intelligent responses, particularly to those tough questions about issues raised by your background, such as a recent termination or an employment gap.
To learn more tips on how to make the most out of an interview, contact The Interview Doctor at 330.453.1199 or visit [http://www.interviewdoc.com].
The Interview Doctor is a team of 12 certified human resource professionals and coaches who are available to help both young and experienced professionals master the art of the interview. Using their 25+ years of experience gathered from having conducted hundreds of interviews for major companies and organizations, the Interview Doctors will work with job hunters to define their Essential You, educate them on the interview process, work to hone their interviewing skills, as well as go through a practice interview to polish responses. After the interview, the Interview Doctors will also work with applicants to establish what went right or wrong, and to refine areas before the next interview.
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Article Submitted On: January 08, 2007
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