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If your resume submissions are getting no response, and there are no typos or errors. You might want to assess your resume against these possible challenges.

(1) Your resume is focused heavily on duties and lacks inclusion of your accomplishments

Anyone can list what they did in whatever job they had. Employers don't care about your past job descriptions, they want to know how you made a difference for your employers and how you contributed actively. Did you change a process and make it more efficient? Did you take on a tough project and execute it well? Did you help increase sales in a key target market? These are the things employers are most interested in and will increase your chance of being called in for an interview. It's not always easy to remember your outstanding accomplishments after the fact so start keeping a journal so you can easily refer to them when you need to.

(2) Did you follow the directions given on the application

If the employer asks you to apply using their own web form, do so, don’t fax your resume or send an email with your resume attached via another source. Be sure to read the entire job description, as well as the instructions for submitting your resume and cover letter (if required). By using the correct application method, you are demonstrating that you can follow direction without deviating.

(3) Did you “market” yourself effectively

In short, review your cover letter and determine whether you have focused more on how the job would benefit you instead of how you and your skills would benefit the company. Think about it this: If a car salesperson is trying to sell you an automobile, you won’t hear how your purchase would help the dealership. A big part of landing that job is demonstrating how your skills and background would fit the job and benefit the company’s growth now and in the future. Stop thinking about yourself and think about what you can give to your employer.

Remember: while you obviously want a good job that can be a good fit and possibly help your career, you can’t explicitly communicate that when you make your opening pitch to an employer.

(4) You revealed your age

Unfortunately, age bias is against the law in hiring, but is alive and well. Don’t give employers any ammunition to prevent them from considering you. For instance, if you graduated from college in the late 1970s, don’t include your graduation date on your resume. If you have more than 15 years of relevant work experience, don’t detail any experience beyond that point, unless it’s more relevant to the job you’re seeking. Overall aim to remove any potential discrimination which may act in contradiction to your capabilities.

(5) Consider whether you used enough keywords from the job description

Employers, especially large ones, will inspect a high number of resume submissions by scanning them electronically for keywords or phrases that come right from the job description. If you don’t have a few of them in your resume, chances are you won’t make that first cut. Alternatively smaller businesses will allocate one or two HR personnel to screen resumes before it gets into the hands of the actual recruitment manager to review, therefore they will be looking for resumes which are specifically written towards exact positions. Therefore aim to use relevant key words which make a lasting impression. To improve your chances, compare your resume to each job posting you answer. Edit where necessary to match their wording, as long as you’re not misrepresenting or stretching the truth about your background or skills, you will have a better chance of being chosen for an interview.



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