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

  • Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.

    The thing that stands out to me the most is you can tell he truly cares. He helped me gain self confidence through phone calls and was constantly checking in on me during the interview process. Not only was I able to acquire a great job with the help of Jonathan, but I received incredible insight. He is a very smart guy and is able to effectively explain his thoughts in a simple manner.          

    Thank you so much!

    Jacque J.

    Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.
  • Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.

    Communication and correspondence with her was easy and fast and her feedback always proved very useful during the recruitment process.  With other recruiters I have dealt with in the past, I've usually had the impression that I was merely part of a quota of applications. This was not so with Karen, I am convinced that she had my best interest in mind as well as those of the company she was "hunting" me for.    

    I cannot thank Karen enough for all her assistance in what I am sure will be a long lasting relationship with my new employer.

    Regards,

    Carlos

    Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.
  • Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!

    He finds ways to help that best suits his candidate, now that takes passion for helping people! The way that he engages with his clients is truly rare to find. If you have the chance to work with him. Do it!

    Thank you,  Ross Horton and Patrice & Associates!

    Joel Rodriguez

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    Dionne Spriggens is doing a great job with exceptional service.  Dionne is amazing with her persistence and the positive vibes she brings.  Since I the first time I spoke with her she has been nothing but professional and dedicated.

    I strongly believe that she will be a great asset to Patrice & Associates for many more years to come!

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    Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!
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    Shawn Hoye went above and beyond in matching me with a position and company that was best suited for me. He is passionate about what he does, and is with you every single step of the way. I would highly recommend Shawn Hoye and Patrice & Associates.          

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