As a certified career coach/ professional resume writer and a former Recruiter, I am often asked this question
“ I have a great resume, I believe that I’m qualified and a good fit for all these open positions” despite the fact, I have submitted hundreds of applications, I’m not generating any interest from the companies recruiter/Hiring managers – no one is calling me to conduct interviews
So here’s the deal:
Most job seekers (candidates) pull job postings and began applying because on the surface “the opportunity” appears to be a good match for their education, skills, experiences, and backgrounds.
This is where things start to get interesting! Although they sincerely believe that their a great match for every application they make, unfortunately, the resume may only be 30 – 40%, match
Let me explain:
Critical keywords in the Job responsibilities, mandatory requirements, and qualifications for the job as well as accomplishments, and achievements are missing from the resume. As a result, the resume does not move through the companies Application Tracking Systems (ATS) and end up in the trash
Most company Recruiters will only consider resumes of the applicant that are 60% or better
I teach my coaching client how to how to recognize and include “Keywords” in their resume before submitting any application as part of my “Job search Strategy Preparation training” – this is critical in my opinion.
I hope this helps!
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As a Human Resources expert who has worked for 15 years with global and top-level clients, I would suggest that there are many reasons why your resume is not attracting the attention of the recruiter. I would like to help you immediately with correcting this problem to get proven results! Please schedule a call as soon as possible!
Have you tried making a video CV? Is this something you need help with? I can help you with the script, and if you can do the video, I can help with editing too.
As recruiters and HR professionals sometimes scan hundreds of resumes for just one job, your resume has to either stand out or be very on point. It's helpful to mirror your duties to the ad's specifications as some screeners simply can't imagine how your skills could be transferable or even written in another way, almost identical to what they are asking for in the ad. Additionally, be specific! Tell us what you DID or were directly responsible for, or if you supported the person who was responsible for that task, and if applicable, what the results were (i.e. "saving 25% in consumable purchases over a year", or "obtaining orders from 62% of inactive clients by reaching out in a "bring you back" email marketing campaign". I also like to see industry and company size at a glance on a resume. I can tell if you worked at Disney that you are used to heavy compliance and no-fail processes, but would you be able to walk into a job that had none of these in place for a smaller employer, and succeed? Or Vice Versa? I have to imagine you and your skills in MY opportunity, and then I would invite you for an interview.
Ask yourself the question from the recruiter POV. If you were to look at 1000s of resume every week, why would he/she spend more time reading yours carefully?
Also think of matching the skills for the position you are applying.