(Closed) “Not qualified”

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

All i can say is that I feel your pain! I’ve been there and its one of the more frusterating parts of this life. I have major regrets regarding my education thanks to this economy and job market. 

Did you try asking them what part didn’t qualify?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Have you had some one look over your resume?

This happened to me before/right after graduation. I applied to 150ish jobs and did not get ONE call back. Finally I took my resume to a couple of people at the school and a head hunter and there were some MAJOR issues that I didn’t know were issues. I am not talking about grammer and spelling, I am talking about lay out and wording.

My layout was too busy apparently (I thought it was simple and to the point) and the wording wasn’t selling myself in the best light. After a few changes I applied to a couple more places and started recieving call backs even for jobs I had NO BUSINESS being called back for. One was for a department head……A year later I landed my dream job. It was a year because with in a few months of eachother I was promised 2 jobs (one I didn’t really want but a job is a job and they strung me along for 6 months, and the other was my dream job) and didn’t actually get either. So I quit applying again, (I got promoted at my current job and was enjoying it). Then out of the blue I got a call back from the dream job asking if I was still interested. I started almost a year after I interviewed.

So have someone else look over your resume. A headhunter, a HR department in what you are looking for, higher ups in the departments, and even advisors at your school. They will give you some great feedback.

Hope This Helps

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@dallasbride2012:  This.

 

Your resume is major. Getting the interview is the hardest part, once you to the interview you can shine on your own, but its hard to make your resume shine! So try and refine your resume the best way you can, create a really great cover letter for all the jobs you apply for (your cover letter should bridge the gap between the job posting and your resume, should reflect every skill, experience, or accomplishment that applies to the job that is not clearly spelled out on your resume), and make sure you have professionals look it over and give you tips! Anyways, I know how frustrating that process can be, and know that its not just you, the economy is bad and so many people are applying for jobs right now, many employers can pick from the best of the best. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Also sometimes I think employers have unrealistic expectations as to what they are going to find for the job they have available, they want someone to work for minimum wage but require a college degree, that can be very frustrating.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sometimes they already have a candidate in mind, but still have a duty to post the job depending on their HR department, sadly.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@deetroitwhat:  This.

If you met all the qualifications but they sent you a rejection letter saying that you did not then it probably wasn’t tailored to you but just a form letter they send out. Although I wouldn’t rule out having a professional look over your resume either.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@dallasbride2012:  This is great advice. My husband and I have gotten in depth with our resumes this year, my husband does not have a lot of experience in his field and it was a challenge formatting it properly and coming up with right wording to highlight his talents. We had someone who wrote a book on getting ahead in the real world helping us (family friend) but I can’t tell you enough how good and important dallasbride2012’s advice is!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I can’t believe a company would write that to you—not qualified. Can you share the job posting and your resume (minus the personal info) so I can help?

(I have a small staffing biz)

Post # 11
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7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Candycane:  I’ve had that experience-even though I’ve held that position before. LOL.  Don’t give up. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve been the VP for 3 fortune 500 companies. All of which had form letters that were sent out saying the candidate wasn’t qualified, if we chose not to interview them. They may have just chosen to interview people with more experience and therefore, cut you out of the interview process.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Candycane:  Good – don’t feel it’s a reflection on you or your skills at all.  You’ll find something ๐Ÿ™‚ I am job searching too, and it’s easy to feel like something is amiss with you or your resume!

I always stalk companies on Glassdoor – great reseach place.  Good luck to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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