Applicants looking for a job have one important goal. That is to get a good job. At the same time, the big hurdle to pass through while chasing a job is the interview. Several candidates fail at this due to lack of preparation or because they fail to express properly to an employer as to why they should be given the job. However some candidates also fail to even get to the stage of interview.
Employers receive lots of resumes for the jobs they advertise. Therefore it’s becoming more difficult for candidates to be noticeable from the crowd and get their application noticed. If a resume doesn’t show up from the crowd, then it’s very much doubtful the employer will see it let alone invite the candidate for an interview. Hence in this aggressive job market, candidates have to do something to increase the prospects of being invited to an interview.
What can the candidates do? To start with, paying proper attention on writing a resume that is related to the job advertised will definitely boost the chances of the candidate for an interview call. The employer receiving a resume must be able to identify the key skills and related work experience very fast. Generally, an employer may look at a resume for thirty or forty seconds before deciding to invite the applicant for the interview.
Many employers don’t have enough time to take a decision. So they may perhaps omit the resume if they do not find the information they want. To make certain that a resume is read, candidates should give attention to reading the description of the job they are applying for and match their resume with the responsibilities of the job. Applicants can use the work experience and career objectives section to show that they have the exact experience.