Reason for Resume Rejection
Resumes are read or even scanned quickly. The primary goal of the reader is to eliminate as many as possible to arrive at a few candidates to be considered for an interview. It is now possible for employers to have their computers scan a resume for key words. If those words are not located on the resume, they don’t even get touched by a human. Technology is great, but it does have pitfalls.
The following are some of the main reasons why a resume is screened out of the process.
– Poorly prepared, organized and difficult to read cover letters and resumes.
– Career objectives incompatible with current or future opportunities.
– Improper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
– Gaps in work history.
– Incompatible geographical requirements.
– Salary requirements incompatible with company’s compensation guidelines.
– Lack of education required.
– Lack of skills required.
– No stability in work history.
– Resume is too short or too long.
These are just a few of the reasons why resumes are screened out before they even have a chance to attract attention. You must have a resume that avoids some of the reasons listed above. If you are unsure about your resume, take it to a professional or to someone you trust that has a solid professional background. It is impossible for you to judge your resume objectively. Take it seriously because it could make the difference of whether or not you become employedBack