It’s tough economic times and far too often one finds themselves asking, “Why will nobody hire me?”
And the answer is often the same “I don’t know why no one want to hire me.”
First let’s look at why no-one is going to hire you, and then it’s time you had some powerful tools to help.
More in this topic:
- Why is it Hard to Find a Job
- Why Searching for a Job could be Frustrating
- How to Find a Job in this Tough Economy
Why No One Will Hire You
5 top reasons why it is so hard to find a job are:
- Economy Situation: Poor economy that’s led to a reduction in the labor force in your career
- Your Resume: Poorly designed resume. Another reason is – Failure to make your resume standout.
- Job Target: Inadequate skills and experience for position you are applying for.
- High Competition: Too few jobs for the number of people applying for those jobs.
- Skills: Demographics where there is an overabundance of those with the same set of skills.
Finding The Top 10 Reasons to Hire You
So what does a top 10 reasons to hire someone look like?
While it will look a little different for each of us. When you begin to develop your personal lists of reasons why you should be hired, keep in mind that your personality characteristics should include being attentive to detail, organized, self-motivated, etc. and you should list detailed skills such as the ability to provide customer service, manage employees, coordinate activities, etc.
Developing Your Own Top 10 List
Your list once completed will help to guide your thinking when it comes to creating your resume and cover letter, as well as preparing you for your interview with an employer.
Step 1 – Personality Characteristics and Skills
Your focal point should be your personality characteristics and skills. To do this step back and think about what your previous supervisors and managers would say about you.
Consider the tasks you really enjoyed and where you drew your experiences from including internships, leadership roles, and volunteer experiences.
Step 2 – Make a List
After each personal characteristic and skill make a list of examples of how you have applied it successfully.
This is a technique you can use to help prepare you for your interview. It’s referred to as behavioral interviewing, where the employer asks you describe one or more specific skills in the framework of how you would use them. For example, an employer could ask you, “Please give me an example of how you would use your leadership skills in a positive way.”
Step 3 – Prioritize
Now prioritize your list from most important to least important.
Hire Me because.. Samples of Top 10 Reasons to Hire You
Here are the top 10 reasons that should be included in your reasons. Make sure you have at least a short explanation under each of the categories made up of two to three sentences.
1. Career Interest
2. College Preparation
3. Course Enrichment
4. Interpersonal Skill
6. Communication Skills
7. Organizational Skills
10. Professional Development
By asking yourself, “Why no one will hire me,” you can begin to answer that question in a way that can benefit you when you are seeking employment. In fact, it can open exciting career opportunities, which is exactly the outcome you are looking for.
“No one will hire me if I don’t blow my own whistle.”