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Career Services Center

261 Schwartz Center

Job Postings & Employers

KSU Student Employment

General Questions


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment

Drop-In Career Counseling

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.



Reasons for Application Rejection

  • Insufficient knowledge of and experience with key job duties
  • Couldn't sell him/herself to the employer
  • Little enthusiasm, passive, indifferent
  • Evaded or hedged answering questions
  • Lacked purpose/career goals
  • Talked too much, rambled
  • Poor appearance
  • Poor voice, diction, grammar
  • Late for interview
  • Lacked courtesy/proper etiquette
  • Unable to handle silence
  • Negative attitude
  • Overbearing, aggressive
  • Unwilling to start at the bottom
  • Poor eye contact, extreme nervousness
  • Lack of poise/confidence
  • Condemnation of previous employer
  • Lack of leadership skills
  • Talked about salary
  • Didn't ask for the job -- talked more about what the job can do for them