Ever wonder what those exceedingly busy recruiters do with their leaning tower of resumes? While a few applications do get interviews, some get ditched. Here’s a brief synopsis of why, but do check out the article.
1. You don’t meet the requirements.
This seems like an obvious one, but many prospective hires don’t pay enough attention to the job description when deciding what to include in their resume or distract from their legitimate qualifications with unnecessary details. Don’t do that.
2. You’re not a culture fit.
It’s OK – even advantageous – to let your personality show in your application. Many employers are not looking for a generic anybody to do their tedious grunt work. Try to show the ways in which you are their “type.”
3. You don’t pay attention to detail.
Again, this should go without saying. Employers can become frustrated with smaller details than you realize: font consistency, margins, to whom you’ve addressed your cover letter. Make sure you double-check and proof-read. It’ll get you past the trash can.