Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Why am I not getting the response I want from my resume?

Why am I not getting the response I want from my resume?

If you are like most job seekers today you spend hours sending out hundreds of resumes to job posting on the internet with little or no response. Most people have hit the point of great frustration or have stop pursing openings that are posted on the internet. This opens a question of “why am I not getting any response after sending out hundreds of resumes?” When trying to solve any problem it is always important to understand the other side of the equation.
1. Standing out in the Pile
Employers posting open positions are currently receiving more responses than ever before. The average posting on the major jobs boards are receiving between 400 and 800 resumes in the first 72 hours after a job is posted. This means that someone has to screen or sort through this stack to determine who will get the interview and who will go to the “do not contact” pile.
Now put yourself into the place of the first line screener. I get cross-eyed after looking at 20 resumes much less hundreds. So what will catch this person's eyes to get you into the “contact” pile. One key way to get the attention that you deserve is to re-write or tailor your Qualification or Summary at the top of your resume specifically to the position that you are applying for. The less that screener has to read, the more likely you are a favored candidate. Yes, sending the same resume to every posting may be a big reason that you are in that hated “do not contact” pile.
2. Understand The Reader
If you are one of the seekers that believes you hit the send button and your resume slides right into the hiring manager's hands, you would be highly mistaken. With the response that employers are getting, neither the Hiring Manager nor a senior human resource professional has the time to go through the entire stack of resumes. A majority of companies have established a process to screen the possible candidate down to a very small pile to hand off to the person (Hiring Manager) that can “pull the trigger.” Understanding the process, and more importantly, who is in that process is key to increasing your chance to get into the “interview” pile.
This process usually starts with the most junior level human resource person on staff who is handed a Job Description with key words on it (trust me, nobody wants the job of reading all the resumes). Normally, the individual that receives this honor is a 1-2 year human resource generalist who does not have the technical knowledge or experience to understand what the position is or does. They are only left with the information on the screen in front of them for the task of matching resumes and finding the top five to ten matches in the sea of resumes to pass to the senior human resources screener for the initial phone screen.
3. Not Sending a Cover Letter
Many people will zip the resume over without attaching the almighty cover letter. This is a huge mistake made by job seekers today and is one of the top reasons that the first screener can eliminate you from the mountain of resumes. Remember that this person has the daunting task of sorting through the piles and simply deleting anyone that did not send a cover letter to narrow the pile down and save loads of time.
Perception of the employer, or at least the Human Resource department, is a very important key in getting selected to interview. The employers see the cover letters as something that candidates have to produce on the fly when applying for the position. This shows your ability to communicate in written form and your ability to follow directions. The cover letter also allows you to address the job description and “wants” of the employer and how you fit their needs or how you can solve their problem.
Remember that companies hire people to solve a problem. If your cover letter is put together correctly, many times the Screener will not even turn the page to read your resume. They will fast track you to the interview pile, and they may even send you a thank you letter.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Okay, every one has told me that LevelHire needs a blog and I have used the excuse that I do not have the time long enough. LevelHire is a company that teaches people how to take control of their jobs search and get results. We give Live Classes and Live Webinars on writing an effective resume, how to market yourself and how to interview to get the offer. Check out our website at We are currently updating the site. This is my introduction Blog so I should be able to get into to some interesting subjects about the current job market and job search information.

Friday, November 6, 2009

A short intro about our Company

We Provide Personal Service
We want to know who you are and what your goals are. With LevelHire you are not a Number you are a customer and we treat you as such

Rapid Results
Our FastHire System gives you rapid results by teaching you proven strategies that gets you notice, get you the interview and gets you the job. 95% OF ALL OUR CLIENT SEE A 100% INCREASED ACTIVITY AFTER IMPLEMENTING THE FastHire system

Not Like the Rest
Our goal is simply to teach you the secrets to get you as much activity on your job search as quickly as possible.

Anytime, Anywhere
Our LIVE Webinars are available at multiple time so you take them when you need them.

We offer all Career development tools and resources in one location rather than going to several different locations.

By using the FastHire System you will increase your visibility which will increase your activity which will lead you to more interviews. We will also show you how to find the Hidden jobs out in the market. And finally show you how to increase your current salary even in today tough economical climate.

The FastHire system consists of 3 Live Webinars.

1. How to write an effective resume. This class will explain the Hiring Process of today and how to write a resume that will get you past the screener and to the Hiring Authority or the one that can pull the trigger. If will also show you how to have an adjustable resume for applying for multiple position on the internet.

2. Marketing Yourself both locally and on the internet to get the maximum results. This section also shows you how to build that all important Network that will work for you know and in the future.

3. Interviewing That Gets You The Offer. How to complete the Telephone, face to face Interview and how to strategically follow up to keep your Name on the top of the pile. It also show you how to successfully negotiate your offer.