8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Job Interviews

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Wondering why you never get calls for job interviews after spending hours looking and applying for jobs online and sending resume via email?

If that’s the case you definitely want to know how to get job interviews after applying online.

First of all, you are not alone!

Many job seekers face the same problem.

In fact, not many of you are able to figure out what you’re doing wrong.

So here are 8 reasons why you’re not getting job interviews calls.

Your Resume is Not Keywords Optimised

When you send in an application, you will be competing with hundreds of other applicants.

Furthermore, most companies automate their recruitment process.

As a result, they filter out “unqualified” candidates through keywords.

Very often, they set very specific keywords in their Applicant Tracking System.

For this reason, they only meet up with candidates that match their requirements and competencies keywords.

You’ve Been Forwarding Resumes to the Wrong Individual

Before clicking the Send button, make sure that your cover letter and resume is being sent to the right person.

You can contact the company’s HR representative. And ask for email address of the appropriate individual.

You Left Out Your Contact Details So They Can’t Call You For Interviews

It may be the most basic things to do.

But we have encountered many incidents where resumes were sent in with incorrect contact details or even no contact details.

No matter how good you are, there must be a way for us to reach you.

Your Resume Lack Quality

Resumes are sometimes rejected on simple quality issues. Since quality may impair comprehension of what you do and how capable are you.

Here are some examples of quality issues.

  • Your resume went on and on with no key takeaways
  • There are no proper segmentation for different category
  • The content or words are too abbreviated of overly simplified
  • There are many typos and grammar issues
  • The presentation of your accomplishments are unimpressive

Writing a resume is more than dumping what you know into it.

It is an art of processing information and presenting them in a meaningful way.

Often, applicants were too engrossed in “showing off” their accomplishments, they forgot to think from the reader’s standpoint.

Click here if you want to learn to write a resume that gets you interviews.

You Lied in Your Resume

With the advancement of technology, we now can trace and compare the different versions of your resume that was sent across.

Avoid changing your job title just to be seemed overqualified.

Or even, under-declare your salary because, with a click of a button, we can compare any versions of your resume.

You’re Overqualified

Be sure to clearly specify the reason behind your willingness to take a job for which you are overqualified.

You could have the desire to mentor or simply wanted a change of industry.

State your reasons. This allows the hiring manager to decide if they would offer you the opportunity.

You’re Underqualified

When you are underqualified for a job, you need to demonstrate how your functional skills may be an asset to the organisation.

Even though you may not have the relevant experience within the industry or years of experience required, you can show them you can create values for the company.

Your Resume Have Many Mistakes

You are so confident that you failed to check your resume.

Mistakes happen, but the worst of all is when the mistakes are repeated.

I personally have seen resumes that are attention to the wrong person or even the wrong job title applied for.

Why Still No Job Interviews

Perhaps you’ve aced all of the above. And yet no calls. So you’re still wondering why?

Sometimes, the reason could be a simple answer—HR too busy.

Sometimes there are just too many resumes to process. Also, the job rile may be important but not as urgent to be filled.

So, when you’ve ensured all the above are not the reasons for no job interviews, all you have to do is just wait.

If you’ve already gotten a call, then click here for ways to ace an interview like a pro.

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Amos Tay

Amos Tay

Amos Tay is the Senior Partner of Hatch Asia. He is a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrength Coach and lead our executive search, coaching and expand our partnership development across the region.

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