Listen Now: How To Make A BIG Impression On Your Next Job Application
They say there are a lot of open jobs on the market, so why are you still waiting for an interview?
Employers are experiencing historic low unemployment levels, and for some industries it’s almost impossible to fill open positions. But just because pickings are slim that does not guarantee you a spot in the lineup. If you have been sending out your resume but have received no responses, MSN Money has a few ideas why.
For example, are you customizing your cover letter? Avoid sending out a general cover letter; instead make sure you answer questions from the job posting that your resume doesn’t address. And explain why you’re still qualified even if you lack requirements mentioned in the ad.
Are you being prompt in your job search? Most employers will interview the first few qualified people they find. Anyone else who applies after that is put in a pile in case others don’t work out.
For more reasons why you aren’t being interviewed, read the full article now. Can’t get your foot in the door if they won’t open it.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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