The Job Hunt: Employers Not Calling?

By Gina Beckman, 10 til 2 Marketing Director

You feel like you have entered The Twilight Zone. You have submitted hundreds of resumes and have yet to get a single response, let alone land an interview. So what gives?

The answer to why you are perpetually being snubbed for employment opportunities boils down to two likely culprits: Either your resume is poorly written or you are consistently applying for jobs for which you are not qualified. Either way, potential employers and hiring managers are far too busy concentrating on viable candidates to contact the job seekers that don’t meet the minimum requirements of a job. And make no mistake, a well-written resume is a minimum requirement for any job.

So what can land your resume in the trash can? Perhaps you are a communications professional with three typos in his resume; or a graphic designer with inconsistent paragraph margins; or maybe a “detail oriented” administrative assistant who misspells the word “administrative.” The point is, if you have not received ANY responses to your submissions, chances are good that your resume needs an overhaul.

Once you are certain that a badly executed resume is not to blame, make sure that you are submitting your resume in response to only those positions for which you are truly qualified. In today’s competitive job market, the “I’m a fast learner, a real go-getter and I know that I can do the job if you just give me a chance” approach simply doesn’t cut it when next to yours sits a pile of resumes from job candidates with actual experience in the position. Only apply for positions that you are qualified for and your chances of landing a job interview will increase exponentially.

To learn more about why your resume might not be getting you the responses you desire, click here to read “Why Won’t Employers Call Me Back?” on

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