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.Back