Five Reasons Why You’re Not Being Hired

Create your resume stand out by existence specific with your qualifications and following all guidance in the job posting.

Locating legitimate home-based jobs is easy. The challenge is getting hired, and it is not unusual to apply for a work, but not at all even get a response back. There are numerous reasons why you may not receive a respond back from an employer, but most of them come from the quality of resume you submit. Much of job seekers view the resume as a laundry list of experience and skills, when in reality it’s a marketing brochure. Here are 5 reasons your resume might be disregard by potential employers.

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5 Reason Why You’re Not Getting Hired

1. Your resume is boring and generic. For every job vacancy, leastwise there are 75 applicants, as stated by George Washington University Office of Career Services. To take part with all those applicants, your resume needs to amaze the employer. You can do that by modify each resume to the needs of the employer, emphasize your value, and using active verbs to focus on your skills. Don not just list typing as a skill. Instead say, “I type 80 words per minute.”

2. Your resume focuses on duties instead of results. Employers need to know you have the skills to do the job, but you can impress the employers by listing how your talents will help them. Express your skill into results oriented benefits. For instance, being able to type 80 words per minute means appreciable productivity.

3. Your resume sounds hopeless. While employers might care that you’re in dire financial difficulty, they are not going to hire you because of it. They do not need to know your parental or marital status, or activity and skills that don’t relate to the job you’re applying for. You don’t need to describe any gaps in your work history. If the employer wishes to know any of those things, they will ask in the interview. Remember, the aim of a resume is to focus on the experiences and skills you have to do the job the employer wants. Any other information is unimportant and only wastes the employer’s time.

4. You didn’t follow directions. More and more employers are appraising applicants by having them follow distinctive instructions for applying, for example using an exact subject line when emailing the resume. Some even announce in the job listing that they do not want a standard, generic resume. Meanwhile, others don’t want a resume at all, yet instead a statement about why you’re the best candidate for the job. All these instructions are crucial because if you don’t follow them, you’re showing the employer that you cannot follow instructions. Read every job announcement conscientiously, and make certain you send what it asks for, how it asks for it.

5. You sent your resume as an email attachment or it is unreadable. In many cases, employers will ask that you email your resume in the body of an email. If it doesn’t specify how to send the resume, send it in the body of the email to avoid getting lost in the antivirus filter or spam. To make sure your resume is readable when it reaches the employer; do not paste it from your word processing program into the email. Not all email programs are capable of to retain rich text or formatting such as apostrophes and indents. Alternatively, paste the resume into another text editor or Notepad, justify everything left, and then paste into your email. Use this guidance when pasting your resume into an online form as well.

The resume is the 1st chance you have to make an employer take attentiveness. If it fails to make an impression, you don’t get an interview. Don’t let your resume end up in the erase file. Make your resume attract attention and follow the employer’s instructions to improve your opportunity of getting a work-at-home job.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 19/09/2015



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