Having a good job and a successful career is important for many reasons.
For one, it helps to ensure financial security and stability.
Having a steady job with a good income allows you to pay your bills and have enough money to save for the future.
It also gives you the opportunity to pursue your passions and follow your dreams.
Having a career also provides a sense of fulfillment and purpose.
With a job, you have a sense of accomplishment, achievement, and pride in yourself and your work.
Additionally, having a successful career can open up doors for you to create meaningful and lasting relationships with others, which can lead to even more opportunities in the future.
But unfortunately, there are quite a few problems that can crop up during a job search.
And in this blog post, you’re going to learn about 5 things that can sometimes prevent you from getting the job you desire and deserve.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. A Poorly Written Resume
A great resume is an essential tool for getting a good job.
It’s a crucial way for employers to get an overview of your skills, experience, and accomplishments.
It’s important to make sure your resume is well-written, organized, and formatted properly so that it stands out among other applicants.
A great resume will help you get noticed by employers and make a good first impression.
By contrast, a poorly written resume really sends a bad message.
It basically says:
“This applicant isn’t even skilled enough to create an awesome resume. So why should we hire him?”
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2. A Bad Interview
A bad interview can make a lasting impression on potential employers and can be the deciding factor between you and another candidate.
During an interview, employers are looking to gauge your knowledge, communication skills, and ability to answer questions effectively.
If you appear unprepared, come off as disinterested, or are unable to articulate your skills, employers may question your aptitude for the role and decide against hiring you.
A bad interview can definitely keep you from getting that important job you’ve been trying to get.
3. Failing A Drug Test
If you fail a drug test while trying to get a new job, you can be pretty sure that they’re NOT going to hire you.
Unfortunately, this means that if you’re a cannabis user, you can really put yourself at risk for failing even the simplest of drug tests.
Check out this post for a thorough guide to understanding the different types of drug tests and how far back into your past they can go to find traces of THC.
If all else fails, you may need to put off your cannabis habit until after you’ve landed that awesome job.
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4. A Criminal Record
Unfortunately, having a criminal record can really throw a wrench into your ability to land the job you want in the field you want—for many reasons.
Most companies perform criminal background checks in order to make sure that they’re not hiring people with criminal records—and if you have an existing record, this can really hurt your chances.
In some cases, you can get around this by either making a connection, getting hired by a company that’ll pass on the background check, or by going into some kind of field that doesn’t require you to pass a background check.
But the best way to stay out of the ‘danger zone’ on this one is to try to stay away from illegal trouble that could create a record for you in the first place.
5. A Lack Of The Proper Skills, Experience, Or Education
Regardless of what type of job you want, you’re going to need at least a certain range of special skills in order to perform it.
And some companies require that you have past experience and/or education as well.
You can’t get a job as a doctor if you haven’t been to medical school.
And you can’t get a job as a lawyer if you haven’t been to law school.
So all of this requires that you plan ahead, to gain the skills and experience necessary to qualify for the career that you’d like to work in.
There you have it.
5 things that can prevent you from getting the job of your dreams.
Hopefully, this list will help you to stay on top of the job search—and keep you in the ‘up and up’ for the next time you try applying for a new position.
You’ve got this!
Now get out there and make it happen.