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Are you continually being rejected for jobs for which you’ve applied?  It could be that you’re having a hard time getting your resume to be seriously considered.  Don’t feel discouraged if this is the case.  Instead, consider these tips to shake things up when you’re sending out countless resumes with no response:

Change Your Keywords

Many employers use scanning software that rejects resumes before human eyes ever see them.  This filtering system prevents employers from having to review hundreds of unqualified resumes.  Unfortunately, it could also put qualified people out of the running too if they haven’t added the right keywords.

To find the right keywords to add based on your industry, conducting keyword searches often does the trick.  Also, take a close look at the job posting for words the employer uses.  This will show you exactly which ones to add.

Personalize Your Resumes

It’s incredibly important that you customize every single resume that you send out.  The last thing you want is for a resume to look like a template since many employers automatically move resumes like this to the rejection stack.

You’re doing yourself and the employer a favor by looking at the job closely to see how you’re a good fit for it, then addressing these details in your resume.  If you don’t take time to make the resume a unique presentation of your skills, you’re essentially wasting everyone’s time.

Make Sure Your Experience is the Right Fit

When branding your resume, you have a chance to ensure that your experience is a right fit—and hopefully you are considering that when you’re taking the time to apply for the position.

The best experience to list is that which falls in line with the qualifications the employer has listed in their job posting.  They’ve already laid out what they want you to bring to the table.  So honor their request by listing previous accomplishments, expertise and wins that show you are capable of being the employee they want.

A big gripe of hiring managers is that they feel candidates don’t show why they should be hired for a job.  If you’re not making it clear in your resume, it’s time to change your writing strategy.  The keywords you choose, how personal your resume is, and which accomplishments you list all make a difference.  So take time to make these adjustments before submitting your next resume.

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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!


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