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Why Isnít My Resume Generating Calls for Interviews?

To understand why your resume isnít getting any callbacks, you first have to ask yourself a few questions. First, are you applying for jobs that youíre qualified for? If yes, are you customizing your resume each time you apply for jobs youíre qualified for? If youíre not, see my article: ď4 Tips for Making Your Resume a Perfect MatchĒ. If you are tailoring your resume to the position (using the tips mentioned in the above article) and youíre completely qualified for the job, then letís explore some other reasons. Job Board and Applying Online Applying online and using job boards is a numbers game. Unfortunately, with unemployment hanging around 8% for what feels like forever now, the reality is that the numbers are against you. There are lots of other candidates who may be just as qualified applying for the exact same role. Need a solution? Diversify your search. Donít just apply online on job boards. Use other means to job search. Need examples? LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebookóin other words, social networking. Get out there and start making connections. Going Offline You canít stay inside on the computer all the time. Sometimes you have to get out and meet some people. Have you logged off the computer and set out to meet some people face to face? What about networking meetings, association meetings, or just chatting up a neighbor or the person in line at the grocery store? You never know when youíll meet someone who might have a connection that could get your foot in the door. Are You Trying Anything Different? Yes, networking online and off can be excellent ways to meet decision makers or get names, but have you tried anything different? For example, when I returned to work after staying home with my oldest for a year after she was born I knew I wanted to get right back into staffing. So what did I do? I looked up the addresses for every staffing agency and recruiting firm within a 25-mile radius of my house, and I mailed them a copy of my resume and cover letter. Sure, it may take a little extra time, but ultimately I received several callbacks, had some great interviews, and accepted a new position! If youíre using a well-written resume, applying for jobs youíre qualified for, and customizing your resume to each application, chances are itís not your resume at allóitís your job search technique. Making a few small changes could mean the difference between no calls and your next great opportunity! Itís important to remember to brand your resume before applying to each new position for more information on branding check out my recent article 5 Key Areas to Target When Branding Your Resume. You can also get additional job search and career related advice by checking out our blog or following us on Twitter @GreatResume.
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 2012 08:55:12 by jhernandez

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