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

  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
    Cheers,
    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Pete Hodges
    Corina Mack was amazing!