Better Results in getting Interviews Scheduled

As a recruiting agency with 23 years of experience, I have found that often it’s the “little things” that can make a difference in whether or not you are successful in getting job interviews.

If you are not scheduling interviews, there are a few things you can do to obtain better results.  It is important to include a cover letter with your resume whenever possible.  Your cover letter can be customized to fit each opportunity you are pursuing and should never be a form letter.  If you take time to explain why you want to work for this particular company and why you are confident you can do their job, you have greatly increased the possibility of them contacting you.

When you list a contact telephone number on your cover letter and resume, make sure you answer this phone.  Often companies will set up interviews for the first five candidates they reach.  They will give ten resume to someone in HR and say set up five interviews.  A missed telephone call could result in a missed possibility for an interview.  If the employer does get your voice mail, please make sure it projects a professional image of you.  Refrain from loud music, inappropriate messages or children recording your voice mail message.  This voice mail becomes part of the important first impression you are making on this employer.

The information on your resume and on your cover letter should also be updated in your LinkedIn Profile.  Most hiring authorities are researching your online presence before actually scheduling interviews.  Take time to research your presence and change any settings where you feel the information or pictures would project the wrong impression.

Make these adjustments, and you have improved your chances of scheduling job interviews.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview process with my CEO management opportunity. Karen helped and coached me to prepare myself for the interviews. With Karen's help and my experience I feel that it was a perfect fit for Me.  It's pretty awesome to come back to work in my home town and connect to the community again 2o years later.  It awesome to be close to my family and old friends. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm working for a company that values and cares for there employees. I feel like this is a great opportunity that will open doors for my future. Thank you for your time And big thank you to Karen, she is amazing! Ron G Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview processChief Experience Officer, BC
  • I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely, Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome!
  • "I was very lucky to get recruited by Cara and the Patrice and Associates team. From start to finish Cara made me feel like I was the right person for this new step in my career. She was very easy to talk to and brought the best out of me when it came to preparing for my interview. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition and this great opportunity would never have happened without Cara. Thanks!!" - Chuck A I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition
  • I must say at first I was a little skeptical on what Stephanie was doing with my resume but now after seeing the results I am so glad listened instead of reacting. I will definitely continue with this company and I've already started to recommend Stephanie and what she can and is more than willing to do for each individual.

    Eddie Zepeda I've already started to recommend Stephanie
  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.