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Possible Reasons for Not Getting an Interview

Possible Reasons for Not Getting an Interview

Author: SNI Companies/Tuesday, December 07, 2021/Categories: Blog, SNI Companies, SNI Financial, Industry Trends, SNI Certes, Industry Trends, SNI Technology, Accounting Now, Staffing Now

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You’ve found the perfect position, applied for the role, and are eagerly awaiting a call to schedule an interview. But the phone never rings, and the opportunity seems to have slipped through your fingers. Searching for a new job can feel like a job all on its own, and one that at times can be deflating and ego-crushing. If you’ve repeatedly found yourself in this position, there are some possible reasons the company isn’t showing interest. Here are some tips to make the job search a little easier and hopefully result in more interviews and opportunities.


You’re Not Tailoring Your Resume

One really important step when applying for roles is to carefully tailor your resume to match each position you’re applying for. You can’t blindly submit the exact same resume to dozens of jobs and expect great results. See what skills and areas of expertise the company is wanting, and show based upon your accomplishments and experiences how you’ve done this in the past.


You’re Not a Good Match

Whether you’re not qualified enough, or overqualified, employers will be selective on who they interview so they don’t waste anyone’s time. While you may be eager to start a new job, applying for a role that isn’t a good match won’t benefit you or the hiring company in the long run. Carefully look at each job description and be honest whether you have the skills and qualifications required. If not, or if it’s a role that you’re overqualified for, keep looking.


Your Network Isn’t Aware of Your Job Search

If you’re applying for roles without the help of a recruiter or letting those in your network know, you’re doing yourself a disservice. When applying for jobs, look up the company on LinkedIn and see if you know anyone that currently works there. Having a referral for a role can go a long way, and having an insider at the company can also give you a more realistic look at the pros and cons of the company culture. If you’re currently without a role and can broadcast your job search, then on LinkedIn have the “Open to Work” feature on your profile image so you can let employers, recruiters, and your network know you're looking for a new role.


You Need to Clean up Your Social Media Accounts

Hiring managers often do a background check on possible candidates and one of the things they may look into is your social media accounts. With that being said, take a look at your current social media accounts (such as Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and ask yourself if they could make a hiring manager take a pause. If your accounts are currently public, you’ll want to make sure that you appear friendly and professional, and your content is appropriate. Even if everything you’re posting is appropriate, if you’re following a lot of accounts that aren’t, this could be a red flag to hiring managers. Clean up your accounts as best as you can and be mindful of the content you’re putting out there and how it would appear to potential employers.



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