10 Reasons Why Qualified Candidates Don’t Get Hired For the Job

10 Reasons Why Qualified Candidates Don’t Get Hired For the Job

By Peter Harris In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate. However, there are many reasons why you might not get hired for a job – even if you have all of the skills and experience to successfully do the work. Sometimes an internal candidate has the edge, or another applicant has a friend on the hiring committee. Other times, candidates simply kill their own chances of getting hired. Here are ten reasons other than your qualifications why employers won’t hire you: You aren’t very savvy on social media When you’re looking for a job, social media is more media than it is social. Remember that anything you publish has the potential to be broadcast to unforeseen audiences. Even if you have strict privacy settings, it is possible for someone inside your network to copy and share photos or posts. Employers will Google you and look you up on social media sites. In a recent Workopolis survey, almost half – 48% – of companies said they have turned down candidates based on what they see on their social profiles. Your profile picture isn’t private. Choose it wisely. You’ve got a bad attitude We’ve all met candidates who come into an interview and start complaining about their former boss or coworkers, they grumble about their past work as if this will show why they’re motivated to make a change. It doesn’t show that at all. It just makes them look like complainers. Employers want to hire upbeat, positive team members. You don’t do any research Not doing your research can cost you the job. Employers want to hire candidates...