Why the Best Candidate Doesn’t Always Get the Job – Part 3

Recruiting SoftwareAre you planning to apply for a job soon? Do you feel good about the position and expect to be the best suited fit for the opportunity? If so, there are a few things to consider, first. Unfortunately, the best candidate doesn’t always get the job.

There are several mistakes that career seekers make that could ruin their chances of landing the position, even if they’re the best candidate for the job. To take a look at what mistakes you might be making without realizing it, visit back with our previous blog post, here.

Today, we are going to focus on a few reasons  that are out of your control that might keep you from being hired for the job, even though you’re the best candidate.

Overqualified – Sometimes, those that are overqualified won’t get the position. They might not be able to compensate you properly or assume you’ll take a better offer as soon as it comes along. Whatever the reason, many companies don’t like to hire candidates that have too much experience, even if you’re OK with the pay cut. To learn more about why you might take a job you’re overqualified for and tips for ensuring you get it, visit our previous blog post, here.

Internal Candidates – Unfortunately, there are times when it’s all about who you know. Internal candidates take preference over others, even when they’re not as qualified. When this happens, you have no other option but to let it be.

We hope these tips have helped you learn about why the best candidate doesn’t always get the job. Even those that interview well and have a great background aren’t always chosen for one reason or another.

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