Attitudes, Actions & Omissions. They Can Cost You.
Statistically there is an average of only one available job today for every six unemployed people – three times as high as in a normal economy – competition is tough enough without giving potential employers reasons not to hire you.
With 15.1 million people unemployed in the U.S. and only 2.4 million available jobs, that translates into an average of 6.3 unemployed people for every job opening, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Despite these numbers, the most successful job seekers find jobs when they treat their searches as full-time projects that must succeed, and persevering no matter how difficult it is. People need to continually be on guard not to defeat themselves through their attitudes, actions, or omissions.
Here are the first 3 of my top 15 reasons why
people today are not landing the jobs they seek . . .
“Not over it yet” or expressing anger or disappointment with previous employer.
During interviews, some people are acting wounded, angry, sad, or are becoming teary-eyed about being laid off. This can make you appear unstable and communicate you don’t understand the business reasons for layoffs.
Not asking for the job, or not inquiring what the next step is.
You have a much better chance of getting a job if you ask for it. “Close the interview by summing up what you can bring to the job and ask for the opportunity to deliver these results for them. Also damaging is not inquiring at the end of an interview what the next step is, and assuming you know it.
Not being able to personally connect with the interviewer.
Chemistry is at the root of nearly every hire. Employers choose people who seem most likely to get along with others, and are the types co-workers want to be around.
Stay tuned. 12 more on the way.
The Career Help Coach