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Fourteen Tips To Get More Interview Calls

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Most job seekers still use the same old methods of applying for jobs and complain of not getting interview calls even after sending several applications. They need to understand that recruiters have thousands of applications to choose from. To stand out from the rest and get more interview calls, applicants must consider these fourteen tips.

1. keep your resume to 1-2 pages:

Recruiters don't have the time to read several pages to decide whether they should contact you or not. Hence, keep your resume to 1-2 pages. Refer to the job description and elaborate only on those skills and experience that are relevant to the position. Use keywords from the Job description. They should see what they are looking for, right at the beginning of the resume. If you have more relevant skills and experience to share, do it in the interview, not in the resume.

2. Avoid Jargon:

Most companies have recruitment executives screen the resumes for relevant skills and experience, after which they are sent to senior recruiters or recruitment managers, who then decide whether to shortlist you for the interview or not. If you use jargon in your resume and these executives don’t understand it, they may not shortlist your resume to share further. Thus, it won’t reach the senior recruiter or recruitment manager at all.

3. Your resume doesn’t need a heading:

Most of you still write “Curriculum Vitae” or “Resume” in bold letters at the top. Instead, utilize that space at the top to write your Full Name followed by your contact number and email address for the recruiters to use when they want to contact you.

4. Old-fashioned objective statements won’t help:

Stop copying those common objective statements that you find on the internet. Instead, write 3-4 lines stating how you are suitable for the role. If you email the resume, mention the same in the body of the mail or send it as a cover letter.

5. Prefer Reverse Chronological Order:

Write your experience, education, project, etc. details in reverse chronological order. Recruiters want to know about your recent experience and not what you did in your very first job years ago. They (if at all) are more interested in your highest educational qualification or specialization than what you did in high school or as an undergraduate. The same goes for projects.

6. Customize your resume for different job applications:

Recruiters are interested in resumes that have the skills and experience that match their requirements. When you customize your resume according to the job description given in the advertisement, you increase your chances of getting shortlisted by almost 90%.