Recruiters Don’t Call You Back!This is one of the biggest complaints that why don’t recruiters call me back?
If you are looking for a new job, you've probably noticed that you are not alone. There are so many highly qualified people who are also looking for the job change and are already in the job market. It’s always a full time job to search a job. Sometimes it’s very interesting when you have a job at your hand but sometimes very frustrating and time taking process if you don’t have any job. You can spend hours, days, or even weeks searching for a job that’s just the right fit. Then one day you find the “perfect” job. There are numerous reasons you don’t even get contacted for an interview. Some reasons are in your control, like triple-checking your resume for typos, but others are not. What you need in order to get a job today, is the courage to put yourself out there and get the attention of employers by trying something no one else is doing.
Dull and unpolished resume
Resume is your first impression for the managers and recruiters. It shows that how much you are interested for the job opportunity. Your resume should showcase your background, education and experience. It also demonstrates your attention to detail, professionalism and even your intelligence. If your resume contains spelling errors, typos, grammatical mistakes and missing information then it will also give a negative impression about you. The format of the resume should look like a professional resume and the overall presentation should also be clear and inviting. Be sure to have someone proofread your resume and look at it for format and content. At the end a well-executed resume along with the right background and experience should encourage a recruiter to pick up the phone and call you back.
You’re over qualified or under qualified
Everyday recruiters get so many resumes from the people. Sometimes they are qualified and sometimes not for the position they are applying. It’s not important that every time you should meet every single requirement mentioned in the job requirement but you should have a substantial amount. If you don’t have most, if not all, of the “must haves” or “requirements” it’s unlikely you’ll get a call else not. So at the time of applying for a job you should take care of this to get a call from a recruiter.
Your salary is too high or too low
Jobs have always a salary range and if your salary is not in that range then the recruiter will not call you. No matter how much fit you are for that job it’s highly unlikely they’re going to pay you 10 lakhs per annum if the top of their range is 7 lakhs per annum. On the other side if your salary is too low they may think that you are under qualified. While the reason may be that you’re undervaluing yourself you may not get a call. . It may not happen as often but it does happen. So to avoid these kind of conditions always have an eye on the market trend and salary calculators. Consider your financial situation and decide on your bottom line. You don’t want to price yourself out of the game.
Incomplete or Missing skills
Recruiters are sometimes very specific with the professional degrees, technical skills and certifications. Sometimes you have all those requested skills but it could be difficult to find out in your resume. So it’s very important to mention all the skills in a very clear way. Firstly mention a technical and job specific summary which attract the recruiter most and on the basis of that he can call you for the job opportunity. Below are the examples that should be mentioned in your skill set: • What databases & Software you used? • What certificates you have related to your job? • What tools you have used? • What process knowledge you have? These are some general points those make your resume stand out with the particular skill that is required for the role.
Gaps in your work history
A gap in between of your employment can make it difficult for a recruiter to place you, even if your background and skills are excellent. Recruiters always prefer a person who is currently employed. Sometimes being out of work is unavoidable, so what can you do to avoid gaps in your resume? Consider contract work. It’s an effective way to keep yourself in the game, get exposure to new and different professional experiences, retain your skills, and make new contacts.
Social media & Career website profile doesn’t match your resume
When a recruiter reads your resume definitely he or she will look you up online. When you’re looking for a job consistency is essential. So a candidate should maintain a similar profile on all the social media and career websites. Because sometimes if there is a difference between your profiles in the career websites and social media websites then it could be the cause that recruiters don’t call you back. Many recruiters will also look at your Twitter feed or Facebook page so think before you post. A picture of you having a glass of wine on your birthday shouldn’t be a problem, but constant negativity, like ranting about your boss and/or colleagues can hurt your chances of being hired. Many staffing agencies use software to track resume information from the first time you register with them. If you submitted a resume in 2008 and again in 2011 with conflicting information, it may come across as fabricated and your candidacy may be dismissed. So avoid these kinds of things with your profile.
Recruiter is already pursuing someone else
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s a case of bad timing. While the job may not be filled yet they may have collected several promising resumes or the hiring manager may already be down to a few strong candidates. If you apply for a position once they are well into the hiring process you may just be too late. This is one of the prime reasons it pays to network – it can help you find out about jobs before they are posted. Whether you’re out of work or currently employed it’s not easy to find a new job. If it were no one would be unemployed or stay in a job they hate, ever. When it comes to finding a new position do your best with everything that’s under your control, like preventing resume typos, and try not to obsess about the rest, like if they already have a front-runner. Remember you can’t lose a job you didn’t have in the first place.