When you’re a job seeker, there’s nothing worse than dealing with a string of rejections from prospective employers. Nothing, that is, except frustration of not even getting an interview. After a while, you can convince yourself you’re unhireable. The good news there are a lot of reasons you may be going through an interview dry spell. Some are things you have no control over; others are obstacles you may be able to remove yourself. Here are just five:
- The Job Is Beyond Your Qualifications.
You could be applying for jobs that you’re not qualified for – yet. In this case you have two options. You could start applying for jobs that build the experience and skills you need for the job you really want. Or, if you feel you are qualified for the job, explain why in your cover letter in a way that overcomes any doubts your prospective employer may have about your qualifications.
- You’re Overqualified for The Position.
Rather than being underqualified for a job, you may be overqualified. This presents two potential problems: either you’re worth more than the company you’re applying to can pay you, or they’re concerned you may move on to a better job sooner rather than later. Again, your cover letter can come to your rescue here, as well. Make a strong statement as to why this job is a good fit for you, and you’re a good fit for the job.
- Your Resume Has Typos and Grammatical Errors.
This is an all-too-common problem. Companies hiring to fill a vacancy – particularly a position that requires “attention to detail” – are likely to toss a resume that is littered with typos without giving it any consideration at all. But this issue is easily fixable. Go over your resume carefully multiple times to find any mistakes. Even better – have someone else check it.
- Something’s Missing in Your Cover Letter.
We’re not talking about typos here; rather, we’re talking about information you’ve omitted altogether. It could be as easy as forgetting to include your contact information, making it impossible for the company to offer you an interview. Another key oversight could be not including a statement of objective – basically, what you’re looking for in a job.
- You’ve Listed Too Many Jobs on Your Resume.
Oversharing can be a thing in resumes as well as conversations. In your desire to impress, you may simply dump every job you’ve ever had into a resume. Instead, focus on the experience you have that best relates to the job you’re seeking.
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