When you are looking for a job, there is nothing more frustrating than submitting applications and hearing nothing back at all. If this keeps happening to you, there may be a reason why your resume and cover letter are not generating the interest they should be. Some of the key reasons you may not be hearing back when applying include the following:
- Sending out a generic resume and cover letter: If your resume is not custom-tailored to the job you’re applying for, it’s likely to be passed over in favor of applicants who more clearly show they are qualified. Not only does customizing your resume allow you to quickly show you have the traits the employer is looking for, it also shows you cared enough to make the effort to update your resume for the job. Employers want to see this level of effort, and if they don’t, they’re unlikely to give your resume serious consideration.
- Applying for jobs you aren’t qualified for: You don’t have to meet every criteria posted on a job ad. However, you do need to make sure you are reasonably qualified. If the employer states certain skills are must-haves, you are wasting your time and the employer’s time if you apply.
- Sending out application material with typos or mistakes: A resume riddled with mistakes is not going to get consideration from employers who expect you to put your best foot forward in your application documents.
- Including outdated contact information on your resume and cover letter: If your phone number or email address on your resume is old, potential employers may not be able to contact you.
If you are doing everything right and are still having a hard time getting a response, it may simply be there are too many applicants for jobs you are interested in. One of your best options for finding work in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas is to reach out to High Profile.
Our skilled staffing service has connections with companies in your area who are hiring people like you, and we can help you make contact with companies that will be impressed with your skills. To find out more about how we can help you land the job of your dreams, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online today.