You Can Crack The Interview But Cannot Retain The Job For A Longer Period? What Is Lacking?


Post date: 2020-05-27 06:45:28

 You can crack the interview but cannot retain the job for a longer period? What is lacking?



Causes of Chronic Joblessness

Lack of Soft Skills:

Low self-esteem:

Mental Health:

Tips to keep the job you have:

Try to Make the Job Work:

Be On Time:

Be Flexible:

Work Hard:

Keep Your Work and Social Media Separate:

Be Positive:

Offer to Help:

Don't Complain:

Final Thought:


The level of unemployed carries a viciously judgmental stigma. We often characterize an unemployed individual as lazy, uneducated, not being skilled, or worthless,. From the outside, one can assume that this issue of not being able to hold a permanent position is all about unresolvable character flaws, underperformance, or failure to deliver desired results. You have got the position, crack the interview, and was chosen over the number of candidates. That means you surely have the desired technical skills and potential in you. But the only issue with you is to hold your position for long!

Some deeper issues make chronic joblessness a serious problem. In this article, we have discussed a few internal barriers that affects your performance and productivity and lies outside your control. We also have discussed a few of the tips that you can consider, to deal with such difficulty.


Causes of Chronic Joblessness

There are numerous reasons to stick in a job position for long. If you are good to crack interviews but can’t retain a permanent position, then maybe there is a chance that you have a few of the factors discussed in this article present in you.

Lack of Soft Skills:

It’s important to have a trade or technical hard skills to have a job, but this only helps you half to keep the job. Other crucial half are your soft skills; i.e. interpersonal communication, teamwork, adaptability, self-management, problem-solving, and analyzing skills. It helps you to succeed to hold your position within an organization. Without them, sustaining employment for long would be difficult.

Low self-esteem:

Self-esteem serves as a motivational function that helps to explore one’s full potential. Most of us side-line this as a non-issue. But often your joblessness or not being able to stick a job can be related to this deepest problem. Doubting your ability, thinking you are unable to perform any task given and believing that somebody else can do this job better than you, will not help you to sustain your job. These all are a common example of low self-esteem. And what you think about yourself directly affects your performance and productivity.

Mental Health:

Mental health can interfere with your ability in the workplace. Mental health conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict all severely affects job performance. And you are probably aware of it, as it causes problems to concentrate on a particular topic or communicate effectively. According to a recent survey, a 20% chance is there that a person is struggling with internal problems if he underperforms his professional responsibilities. In a simple word, after working hard or having all the skills required for the position, you cannot keep a job if you are suffering to self-regulate.


But if you are unsatisfied or unhappy with your job, before signing the resignation from your side, you can try to follow these tips on how to hold your position. These tips are meant to help you to stay at least until you get a better opportunity, as it’s harder to get a new job when you are unemployed.

Tips to keep the job you have:

Try to Make the Job Work: Can you do anything in a different way to make the job work for you? Is any kind of shift change or transfer of the post will make it convenient for you to stay? 

Be On Time: Be punctual with work without making excuses for not doing your work to win points from your boss. If because of any personal issue you haven’t complete the task, you can ask for a meeting to your employers to explain the situation. Most of the boss, will be flexible and sympathize if the situation is serious enough.

Be Flexible: Flexibility is one of the vital components to stick to your job. If your schedule permits you can consider volunteering when your company needs someone to put in some overtime, change shifts, or to take new tasks.

Work Hard: It’s not a crime to spend a few moments on social media, but do focus on your job and give them time to your job, for that you are getting paid. Make sure to be one of the productive employees of your company.

Keep Your Work and Social Media Separate: Even if you have issues with your boss or you do hate your job, keep those facts to yourself or only trustworthy family and friends of yours. Do not post any of your discontent about your job-related issue on social media, as there is a chance that a wrong person will see it. That can even cost you losing your job.

Be Positive: A positive attitude towards your work-environment also plays a good role to keep your job long-term. Maintaining a positive attitude is contagious that will make your life much easier even in a tough situation.  Just try to make simple changes in your daily work routine to initiate positivity around you.


Offer to Help: One of the best ways to keep job security is to volunteer for new projects or new initiatives and to take new responsibilities. You will learn new things and grow professionally as you go for the tasks outside your comfort zone.

Don't Complain: No employers or HR authorities like to listen to your complaint. Before complaining about your job, keep it in mind that if given a chance, there are plenty of people who would love to do the job.

But yes, there are few cases where your complaints will be handled cautiously. For example if you are harassed by any of your co-workers, you can ask for a formal meeting with someone from HR and complain about it in writing.

Final Thought:

When none of these tips are being useful to keep your job, then it’s time to plan your departure and to prepare yourself for a job search. In that way, you will not be scrambled to the position to find a job after being terminated. According to a survey, it’s a bit easier to get a job when you are employed, so before quitting your job, be sure that you have secured a new job.


  1. What does secure employment mean?

Secure employment is a facility-based program. It uses a structured environment that ensure that every individuals will get employment.

  1. What should I do immediately after being fired?

Negotiate the terms of your departure.

Set job alerts.

Start brushing up your resume.

Reach out to your network.

Check if you qualify for unemployment benefits.

Have faith in yourself.

  1. When should you quit your job?

You Found a New Job

Difficult Work Environment

Going for higher education

Career Change