|REASONS FOR REJECTION
||WAYS TO CONTROL|
|1. Poor manner and self-presentation ranging from being arrogant, to being timid, to poor handshake.
||Follow guidelines for verbal and nonverbal interaction and for listening.|
|2. Poor personal appearance and careless dress.
||Follow grooming directions.|
|3. Lack of enthusiasm and interest or no evidence of initiative.
||Attend to voice expression and nonverbal cues.|
|4. Lack of clear goals and ambition.
||Match skills to employer needs and your own future.|
|5. Poor speech habits or inability to express oneself.
||Practice answers so you use good grammar and improve your oral presentation.|
|6. Lack of preparation-failure to research company/inability to ask intelligent questions or make intelligent comments.
||Do research and prepare and practice the questions you will ask.|
|7. Failure to look at interviewer or demonstrate interest.
||Use nonverbal guidelines.|
|8. Unrealistic salary demands or more interest in salary than opportunity.
||Research and deal with realistic salary demands.|
|9. Inability to relate skills and knowledge to job or indefinite responses to questions.
||Prepare and practice answers to anticipated questions, emphasizing your transferable skills.|
|10. Negative comments about previous employers or exhibiting friction with various types of authority.
||Consider and practice answers about work experience and your relationship to supervisors and organizations.|
|11. Lack of interest in company/industry.
|12. Weak excuses or hedging about unfavorable information in background.
||Prepare in advance how you will deal with prior problems. Acknowledge mistakes, talk about learning from them, present a positive picture.|
|13. Unwillingness to "pay dues" by starting where needed and working up.
||Emphasize that you want the job and are willing to make a commitment.|
|14. Lack of knowledge in areas of specialization
||Practice answers to anticipated questions so that you can reveal your specialized knowledge.|
|15. Poor attitude as illustrated by lack of courtesy, cynicism, strong prejudices or low moral standards.
||Consider how to present yourself and consider answers before you speak.|