Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top 4 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Interviews

Not getting interviews?
Here’s how recruiting usually works:
  1. Job description is posted.
  2. Many resumes are received.
  3. Resumes are reviewed and top candidates are chosen.
  4. Interviews with top candidates are chosen.
  5. Hiring decision made and offer given to top candidate.
Many people don’t make it past step two because their resume has something that prevents them from being selected. So, what can you do?

Make Sure You’re Qualified

Honestly look at your skills and figure out which positions you are qualified for.  Apply only to those. 

Qualify Yourself For The Position

You can make your resume stand out, sure, but you need to make it to the interview process, right? Match the language used in the job posting. For example, if the job description list attributes of the role, give examples in your achievements of similar tasks.

Keywords, Though Boring, Get You Chosen

Keywords that are in the job description, will help you pass an electronic screening tool. Read the job description to see the keywords and phrases in the position description. 

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread

Spellcheck doesn’t pick up grammar mistakes - do a manual proofread of your resume before you submit it. or hire a professional service like New Resume = New You to do a thorough review of your resume.
Reduce your chances of being eliminated. It’s difficult to be critical of your own work, but it’s needed if you want to be selected for an interview.