Have you ever wanted to contact a company that received your resume, but never called you in for an interview? Maybe you were just curious as to why they were not interested in you. Or maybe you wanted to say a few choice words to them.
Since neither of these is a good reason to place that phone call, we decided to bring you some explanation as to why your resume was ignored:
You Have No Presence on Google
To further check you out, the least a hiring manager will do is a quick Google search of your name. If there is not so much as a LinkedIn profile, this will negatively affect you. Potential employers want to see some sort of professional social media presence.
Your Social Media Accounts are too Personal
Is your LinkedIn profile picture a shirtless selfie from your last beach vacation? Or do you have a drink in your hand in ALL of your Facebook photos? Let’s clean up those social media accounts.
You’re Not Highlighting Your Accomplishments
Be sure to market yourself effectively by listing all of your business accomplishments. Be clear and concise and make sure to detail how what you did helped your previous company grow and succeed.
You Applied to Several Jobs in One Company
If there is a company that you really want to work for and they have a few different positions open, do not apply to all of them. If you’re not sure which specific job is right for you, apply to the one that you think fits best, but also explain in your cover letter that you would consider another position.
Your Cover Letter is Addressed to the Wrong Company
Sure, it’s difficult when applying to several different jobs each day. But it’s important to double check your cover letter for the right company information before hitting “send”.
We understand that searching for a job is hard work. That’s why we are here to help – call Maxsys Solutions for all of your IT job needs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.