Searching for a new job can be very time-consuming. Combing through postings on job boards, HR sites and social media can take hours each day, which makes it even more frustrating when your application rarely lands you an interview, much less an offer.
You’re a talented professional with a lot to offer any company, so the lack of interest you’re generating has you a bit baffled. Chances are, you’re not tailoring your resume for each opportunity, and that’s the reason you’re hearing crickets.
Customizing your resume for every job you apply to takes a lot more time and effort, but it significantly boosts your candidacy. Find out why this extra step is anything but optional.
Meet Screening Requirements
When hiring managers post a job, they’re often inundated with more resumes. To speed the process along, many companies use software to screen resumes for specific keywords. Those that don’t have a certain percentage of these words are automatically disqualified.
Savvy candidates know to review the job description for keywords and incorporate those used most into their resume content. Consequently, this is why these people are landing interviews and you’re not.
Emphasize Your Fit
A generic resume sells you as a match for pretty much any job in your field, instead of highlighting specific reasons why you’re the best fit for a particular position. This puts you at a disadvantage, because other candidates are tailoring their resumes to make sure all content is relevant to the position. When pitted against one another, the customized resume will always get the interview, because it doesn’t leave the reader guessing.
Employers seek candidates excited about their specific job opening. No one wants to hire someone content with any job, at any company, but that’s the exact message your generic resume sends. From the hiring manager’s perspective, if you can’t even be bothered to customized your resume, you’ll likely bring the same lackluster enthusiasm to the position.
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