Rejection is the action of turning down a candidate by the employer or the recruiter. Rejection of a candidate shows that they are unsuitable for the position.
Dishonesty, such as omissions, exaggeration of job duties, adornment of titles, lying about your qualifications, etc., can create a bad reputation in front of the recruiter and thereby lead to rejection.
Having a lackadaisical application or resume is the fastest way to get an employer to say ‘No’.
Apart from having a good application and the right skill set, the personality of the candidate plays a crucial role in the hiring process.
For example – A customer-facing job such as a financial planner, customer service department, personal assistant, etc., definitely requires an extrovert or someone with an outgoing personality. Hiring an introvert for such a job might prove to be a liability for the organization.
Lack of experience in working in a field or when a candidate does not provide enough references in their application is a major red flag. It indicates that they might be hiding something.