Why You Aren’t Getting Interviews

Searching for jobs can be excruciation. Even in a good economy with a robust job market, it can be a challenge to stand out from the crowd. It is hard enough to compete with other candidates during the interview process, but simply landing an interview can be an obstacle for many. There may be things you can do to positively impact your ability to land an interview. 

Use a Staffing Agency

Getting through the initial screening process with HR can be a hurdle. Leveraging Boston staffing agencies can be helpful to navigate the initial screening process. Without knowing someone in the company, it is easy for your cover letter and resume to get lost in the mixed. A staffing agency can help cut through the bureaucracy and help you through to the interview process.

Use Your Network

Now is not the time to be shy. Most jobs are not landed through cold applications via job boards, but through someone you know. If you don’t have people in your network you can tap into and leverage, then use a staffing agency. Better yet, cover all your bases and use both. 

Use Your Keywords

It is worthwhile to be intentional about every resume and cover letter you submit. HR systems have algorithms that are meant to weed out unqualified candidates, but they can also disqualify great people. Simply wording something differently in your job experience than how it’s listed on a job description can be interpreted as a mismatch. Be intentional about tweaking every submission to align with the qualifications listed in the job description. Always be truthful but do your part so that your resume won’t be neglected due to poor word choice. 

If you have been searching for a new job for multiple months and are struggling to even get an interview, there may be things you can do to change this. Staffing agencies, those in your network and resume keywords can all positively influence your ability to make it through initial screening into the interview process. Happy job hunting!