So, you’re sending out 99 applications a week and STILL not getting any calls? Bummer. That’s just the way it is, right?
It’s probably your resume.
Here’s why you’re not getting any calls from recruiters…
Since you’re not going to knock on a bunch of employers’ doors in person, your resume is the one that will be introducing you.
Grab a copy of yours and take a good look at it. Is it…
- Cluttered and busy-looking, with tiny print and almost NO white space?
- Missing dates, or are they all over the place and hard to follow?
- Full of gaps where you weren’t working… or doing anything… with no explanation?
- Featuring a picture of you (making it super easy to be profiled by age, sex, race or some other shitty metric)?
- Are your past jobs completely unrelated to the job you’re applying for?
- Did you hop from job to job and spend very little time at each one?
- Did you spend TOO long at one job and have very little variety?
The list could go on.
These are just some reasons why you’re not getting called from potential employers. The BAD news is that you’ve likely missed out on countless great opportunities.
The GOOD news is, all of these problems can be fixed and you don’t have to miss the next one.
I’ve been editing resumes since 2011 and in that time, I’ve helped people just like you go from biting their nails in anticipation to picking between MULTIPLE job offers.
I swear, if you got to see the smiles and hear the sighs of relief that I have over the past 10 years, you’d understand why I keep doing this. My job isn’t just to write you a new resume: it’s to get you to from A to B in your career journey.
One more thing…
If you don’t have any of the issues I’ve mentioned above on your resume, but you’re STILL not getting any calls, then it is possible that your resume:
- did not make it through an applicant tracker system (ATS), or
- it did make it to a human recruiter, and they thought you were great, but then somehow you still got put in their “nope” pile.
So, how do you solve those problems?
First, make sure you aren’t committing the 10 cardinal sins of resume writing.
Once you’re sure that these job search faux pas aren’t on your resume, then you’ll need to dig deeper and look at it through the eyes of a recruiter. What are they looking for and does your experience and education really cover it? Have you missed anything that could support your cause? Do you need to take more certifications?
Were you just not clear enough?
This is the kind of effort you need to put in to get the job you want. But, in case you’re in a hurry and just want to get on with the process of finding work, you can also send your current resume in for a FREE review of everything that’s wrong with it.
Yup, that’s right FREE.
I won’t fix it in that session, but I can give you an idea of why you’re not seeing results.
Now you have that information.
Oh, what’s that?
You don’t know how to format a resume or fix any of the problems I’ve outlined?
Do you not have time? (Or maybe, just don’t want to)?
That’s what I’m here for. Pick an option below to get started.