You've spotted a brilliant-looking job online. Great location, great salary, interesting role. All aflutter, you upload your resume, hit send, and sit back, dreaming of getting a call to interview. A week goes by. Two weeks. A month. You never hear back. Unfortunately, this is all too common for job seekers. Here are some reasons why you never heard back.
- Ugly Resume: Your resume is a marketing document to sell yourself. A clear, concise and well formatted resume helps. If you struggle writing it, it's worth paying a professional resume writer.
- Skills to pay the bills: You know you can do the job with two hands tied behind your back. I don't, unless you tell me. Make no assumptions. Make sure to mention what technologies you use too.
- Attention to detail: Almost every candidate puts 'attention to detail' in their Resume. Yet those same resumes contain spelling and grammar mistakes. Mistakes on resumes is often listed as the number 1 reason hiring managers reject an application.
- (Ir)relevant: Job seeker who desire a new role, must demonstrate transferable experience. Is your experience relevant to the job you want? Most hiring managers will give up after 30 seconds if they see nothing relevant.
- That's not what my sources tell me: People have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts. You will be researched. Any discrepancies between your online presence and resume will ring major alarm bells.