4 Reasons an Employer Will Hesitate to Hire You

Posted on September 8, 2017

Everyone gets frustrated when they don’t get hired.  We all question why we didn’t get hired and what we could have done differently. You don’t want to give employers an opportunity to hesitate, and you don’t want them to question anything you say during the interview. Here are 4 reasons why an employer will hesitate to hire you.

 

  1. You have a large following as a blogger, YouTuber, or social media personality. Yes, the employer will be impressed that you can brand yourself as well as you do but they will hesitate to hire you. They will be concerned that they can’t control what you put out into the world and that you are a professional representation of their brand. They could still hire you but they will hesitate. If you are going to talk about your presence online in an interview, you need to assure the employer that you are professional and don’t post distasteful content.
  2. You didn’t ask the right questions. When an employer gives you an opportunity to ask them questions they should be relevant to the position. You are using this interview as an opportunity to see if you are the right fit for the company and your questions should reflect that.
  3. You spoke negatively about something the company does. If the company has a huge presence on Facebook and you say that you hate Facebook, the company isn’t going to want to hire you to handle their Facebook page. Make sense? You can talk about social networks you are passionate about by try not to say anything negative about things you might need to do on the job.
  4. Your career goals aren’t in line with the company. If you want to be a veterinarian – I’m not sure what you can get out of working for my company. Make sure that you are able to articulate why this company is of interest to you and how it will help you achieve your career goals.