PART OF THE WEEKEND UPDATE SERIES: Celebrity recruiter Brian Daniel shares advice about why submitting the same broken resume will never get you results.
200 resume submissions. 200 resume submissions and no interviews, no job offers. I keep seeing these posts on LinkedIn. It's shocking. If you're submitting 50... a hundred, 200 resume submissions and you're not getting any calls from recruiters, then something is wrong. Either you're submitting yourself for jobs you're not qualified for... But let's just say that you are qualified and you're not getting calls, you have to change something on your resume. Or you may have a problem with your personal brand.
I recently saw a post on LinkedIn where someone wrote an essay, basically, saying please help me I've submitted 100 resumes and human resource managers called me for a job interview, so I sent her a message I said, let me see your resume. And she sent it over and it was a complete disaster. To put it mildly.
So the lesson here about job submissions is to learn from the mistake. If you are submitting 50, a hundred, 200 resumes, and no recruiters are calling you, then something's wrong with your resume. You either have grammar errors, or there's a problem with your verb tenses or your formatting is terrible.
You you probably have a problem with keywords in the skills section and you can't get past the ATS system. So if you don't go the extra mile with your submissions. If you're not taking that extra step, then the other applicants are going to pass you by.
So I was featured writer on LinkedIn and I would write about this. And people would get upset and they send me these these angry emails saying, you know, how dare you tell me that I have to customize each resume for every job submission.
Well, I know it's a lot of work, but guess what it's more work not to do it because if you're unemployed for a year and sent out a hundred or 200 resumes, it's more work not to do the change because then you spend so much time looking for a job, and then let's talk about the lost revenue.
You lost all that money from not having any salary coming on. I hate to sound cliché, but if you don't have a job your new job is to find a job. So you have eight hours a day to customize your resumes for the applications on the job boards.
That's the name of the game pull the keywords off of the job description. Make sure you get rid of your objective statement have a summary of qualifications on the top of the resume so you can get past the ATS and have human eyes take a look. Every single thing that you need to learn how to pass the ATS customize your resume stand out from the crowd all of that, it's all for free on my website. Knock Em Dead.
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