Have you ever submitted a job application and get turned down? Having to submit more than a hundred copies of your credentials to various firms, and then you get the response, “we are sorry to announce that…”, or “we regret to inform you that…”. A few other times, you actually get called for the interviews and none would take you for the job. This tales can be told over and over again by job seekers. But one basic question readily pops in, “why was my application rejected?”.
Employers will never tell you the real reasons why you get turned down. But here, I am going to spill to you some of those reasons with the hope that the next time you show up, you would be too indispensable to be rejected.
But first, let’s talk about why people apply for jobs.
Why You Apply For A Job
The primary reason why people apply for jobs is to make some earnings but there are other factors that determine your choice of job.
Source Of Livelihood
Driven by the desire to have a means of livelihood, you realize you need to secure a job. Then you prepare your qualifications and documents to get the search on.
Eligibility And Time
It is not absolutely possible to find someone who would apply for each and every job opportunity available. First, there is not enough time to do that and then, it is practically impossible to be eligible for them all. These potentially streamline your attention to only a few of them such that you go for the ones that you consider better and you are eligible for.
A higher paying job automatic all jumps up the list of a job seeker’s priorities. He may have to forfeit some others that he considers not well paying.
Passion For The Profession
Another reason why you would prefer a job over another is your own passion for a group of activities. One who is very interested in writing would consider a newspaper publishing company over a video production company.
To Kill Boredom
Boredom kills faster than over-activity, right? Getting a job that makes you happy, earns you a wage or salary, and kill your boredom is a doubly-extra bonus. Ain’t it so?
Now let us go on to what you need to get the job. After you have applied for your job of choice, what are the requirements you need to successfully secure it?
What You Need To Get The Job
1. The Right Skills
When you go for an interview, one of the things the board of employers or the employer tries to find out is if you have the right skills they are looking for. The job qualifications and specifications are meant to drive in a pool of people who may be qualified, but obviously, they can’t take everyone. The only reason why they’d had to let go of some of the applicants is not that it exceeds their required number but also that in looking for the best hands, not everyone would have what it takes.
2. Extra Skills Are An Advantage
Honing extra skills can greatly boost your chances of being taken by more than a hundred per cent. Employers always want the best value for their money, and whenever they find someone who could do the job and even more, they could drop a hundred others to get that one.
3. Passion For The Organization
Apart from the desire to make a salary or earn a wage, employers also look for people who have the interest of the company at heart. When people do what they truly love and are passionate about, they are happier and more productive. Employers preferentially select these passionate people who would otherwise handle the business as their own.
4. Understanding The Business
People apply for different reasons like I pointed out earlier and among these people are those that do not even understand what they are going for. Job specifications and descriptions help to inform the applicants about the nature of the job but only a few of them would actually fully understand what their role in the job.
5. Prior Experience In The Job
Experience promotes one’s theoretical knowledge to a more practical and applied form. Employers of labour in top firms almost always prefer practical knowledge over some sorts of abstract qualifications.
6. Teachability Of The Processes
No one would expect you to know everything about the job on the first day but employers try to access how teachable you are. People with prior knowledge in a related field seem to learn the job faster. This is also where education qualifications come in. It is believed that literates (those who have passes through the four walls of the university) learn better and faster. It is also assumed that educated people would know the systematic ways of practically handling the job. But these assumptions have been greatly fraught the moment schools began to produce graduates who do not even understand how to apply the knowledge they have acquired.
What you really need to get the job is simple and fully spelt out above. In addition, you must also remember ‘learn all it takes, develop yourself, acquire the skills’ but when you sit before the panel, just be yourself. Because you may not be able to deceive your way through anyway, and even if you do, time will surely tell. Amusé toi.
I am a medical doctor, a seasoned writer and passionate blogger. Thanks to many years of trials, failure, and near successes. I am the founder of Knowseeker and our content are geared towards enlightening and making you a better and happier audience.