Factors Which Frequently Lead to Rejection During a Job Search

  • Lack of planning for career. No clear goals.

  • Lack of interest/enthusiasm or passive/indifferent.

  • Inability to express oneself clearly, having poor voice, diction, and grammar.

  • Lack of confidence and poise, nervous, ill-at-ease.

  • Overbearing, overaggressive, conceited, superior or know-it-all attitude.

  • Overemphasis on money or best salary offer.

  • Unwillingness to learn, or start at bottom.

  • Failure to establish eye contact.

  • Makes excuses, evasive about unfavorable aspects of background.

  • Poor personal appearance.

  • Lack of tact.

  • Lack of maturity.

  • Lack of vitality.

  • Indecision.

  • Sloppy application materials.

  • Merely shopping around- fishing for just any job.

  • Little sense of humor.

  • Overemphasis on whom s/he knows.

  • Discourteous and ill mannered.

  • Lack of social etiquette and professional protocol.

  • Intolerant/possesses strong prejudices.