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What are the reasons that OfferZen rejects candidates?
What are the reasons that OfferZen rejects candidates?

These are the reasons your application to OfferZen could be rejected.

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Written by Robyn Luyt
Updated over a week ago

There are a few reasons your OfferZen application could be rejected:

  • If there’s not currently enough demand for your skills. At OfferZen, we accept candidates based on the demand for specific skills and experience companies on the platform are hiring for at a given time. We want you to receive interview messages and not feel like you are wasting your time on the platform.

  • Remember, this is not an indication that you wouldn’t get a tech job elsewhere or through OfferZen in future. In the meantime, we would be eager to assist you with salary expectations, pitching your skills to companies and advise you on tech that is currently in line with market demand.

Other reasons include:

  • You're looking for a job in a region we don't currently service, or are not authorised to work in a region we service.

  • You’re still a student — you can apply once you’ve graduated and are available full-time.

  • You’re looking for part-time or very short-term work. We cater for candidates on a full-time basis, either permanently or on a fixed term contract, for projects 3+ months in duration.

  • You’re not actively looking for a job as a developer right now. We want both companies and candidates to have a great experience on our platform, where they’re able to move quickly through the interview process.

  • You didn’t pass our coding test, which junior or graduate developers are often asked to complete when applying — read more here.

This doesn’t mean you won’t be accepted in future — you can reapply to OfferZen in 1-6 months depending on your circumstances.

We have a waiting period to allow for demand on the platform to change, and to give you enough time to upskill if needed.

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