Wondering Why You Didn’t Get Hired?

October 28, 2014

Career Advice

There are a million reasons why you didn’t get the job — some are in your control and some are out of your control. That doesn’t make you feel much better does it? AOL Jobs wrote a piece recently on the 18 Surprising Things That Affect If You’re Hired. It remains to be seen whether these are all true or not, but the list is worth a look.

What’s Out Of Your Control
Let’s start with the worst first. Apparently the weather, the time of day, and whether your rival is interviewing the same day can all affect the outcome of our interview. Unfortunately, you can’t do much about any of that. If you’re feeling badly about not landing a job, just blame it on these factors and hopefully you’ll feel better. 😉

What’s In Your Control
There is much that is in your hands. Think about your posture, your handshake, and eye contact. Do them all with confidence. Then move on to your nervous habits — don’t check your watch or phone and keep your arms in check. Don’t cross them tightly across your chest but don’t wave them around the room furiously either. Lastly, remember your manners. Be polite to the receptionist, make sure your hands are free when entering the interview so you can give a handshake (ditch the coffee first), and don’t sit down until you’re asked to.

Read more about surprising things that affect if you’re hired but remember — if you’re the best candidate, you’ll land the position no matter what. There’s no doubt about that.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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