Friday, March 29, 2013

5 Reasons Employers Are Reluctant to Hire You

Was it my resume? Maybe the interview?


Job search can be frustrating, no doubt about that. Often times we hear job seekers talking how they never hear back from the employer after a job interview. We agree that employers should contact each job applicant even if they are not hired, but when you have thousands of job applicants for two openings, it might be a little too hard for the company too.

There are many reasons why an employer may reject a job candidate. We explore five reasons below which shows why the employers aren’t too keen on hiring you.

1. Your Resume Sucks

Online job search is highly effective and using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. can help you land a job. However, a resume will always be required. Online resume or offline, without a resume that can highlight your experience and one that is effective, landing a job is next to impossible. Having a resume alone isn’t enough. It needs to be effective. Too often we see people using their LinkedIn profile as an online resume but everything on it seems unprofessional. If your profile image on LinkedIn shows you holding a beer can, good luck getting prospective employers interested in you. The first and foremost thing that you need to make sure is the fact that your resume doesn’t suck.

We’ve covered resume tips in the past. Below are some links that will help you guide in the right path when it comes to making sure your resume doesn’t suck :

1. If you are looking for jobs in a industry that demands you be creative, these creative resumes might be something you could draw inspiration from.
2. Writing an effective resume requires use of effective words..

3. If your resume looks like the resume of the future that we created a while back, it’s obvious you won’t get called for a job interview.
4. Ever think of lying in your resume? If you have, these are the resume lies employers usually don’t catch on to.
5. Before you throw away the junk mails, make sure you learn how to create outstanding resume using tactics used in junk mails.
6. And finally, here are a few tips on how you can write a killer resume by making the best out of your biggest screwups.

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