Facing rejection from a job application at any stage can be really disappointing, and leave you wondering just where you went wrong. This can be particularly frustrating for you when you don’t even get any feedback on the reasons behind your lack of success. Rather than feeling negative, it’s important to try and turn this into an opportunity for reflection and self analysis, and most importantly a chance to improve your future performance. So here’s 5 reasons you might have failed to land the job?
You didn’t even get an interview
Have you fallen at the first hurdle? Did you really make sure that your CV was as sharp as it could be? Did you reveal the uncanny similarities between your skills, experience and qualifications, and those specified in the job description and person specification, or did you leave it to the telepathic powers of the reader? The big question here is was your application a complete waste of time, and if you didn’t really put in the leg work at this stage, the painful truth is that you probably wasted your postage stamp. Click here for tips on making your CV the best it can be.