3 fast ways to know that you aren't the right candidate for the role

By Charlie Knight |


Have you ever wondered why your recruiter seems to be unenthusiastic about your application?

It's our job to source a candidate that matches the requirements of the role and organisation. But as an active job or contract seeker you should be able to quickly suss out if the role is right for you.

  • It's based in a country that you don't have the permission to work in. We understand that you would be willing to get the relevant visas, but the client won't wait that long when they know there's a high chance they can find someone equal or better with a visa already.
  • Is the salary on offer considerably higher than what you currently earn? This is probably an indication that the company is looking for someone that is more senior to you. Companies tend to look at what your current or previous salary was when they make an offer. So if you’re on 30k applying for a job that's paying 50k they probably won't take you seriously and most definitely will not offer you as high as they have advertised.
  • Do you meet at least 70/80% of the requirements that are listed in the specification? If you find that you’re saying no to a lot of the requirements then you’re probably not right for the role. A lot of people seem to think that most companies are willing to take on someone that they can train. This is rarely the case, if you aren't confident you meet the spec then try finding one that you can answer “yes” to all the requirements.

These may seem like obvious things to spot but sometimes you can be so blinded by desperation and the lure of an exciting new opportunity that you fail to realise that you aren't what they are looking for. Remember, before you go all guns blazing applying for a role, check that you know the role is right for you! It will seriously increase your chances of success.

At Vine Resources we are here to help you find the right opportunity, please visit our website at or give us a call on 0203 435 6960 to find out how we can help. 

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Charlie Knight

Written by Charlie Knight

Charlie has 3 years experience in digital marketing, helping B2B technology companies grow their businesses through inbound marketing before joining Vine Resources as Content Marketing Manager. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys travelling and the great outdoors, and he recently hiked from Mexico to Canada for charity.


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