1-Your skill set (Including Your Interview Skills)
Be mindful of the fact that the skills it takes to do the job are not always the same skills it takes to get the job
2- Lacks Industry specific experience
3- Your Education
4- Your Motivation
5-Your Social media skills
6- Your Support systems and your ability to network
7- Salary Factor
8- Amount of free time available for pro-active search activity
9- Your Search strategies (Extra Critical)
10- Your Computer skills
11- Weak distribution or not submitting enough.
12- Not following submittal directions
13 Submitting to the wrong individual
14 – Poor or no follow-up
15- Your phone message. If not business-like it begets a speedy turnoff
There are 2 other factors that are significant. One is Supply & Demand or the condition of the job market. The 2nd is that many interviews and offers are granted to referred prospects that may have gotten to the front of the line by virtue of an influential contact.. Unlike the above 10 factors these2 may be beyond the job-seekers control. Nonetheless…they are important factors.
Based on positions you’re responding to rank yourself truthfully from 1-10 with 10 being the highest for each of these factors. Resumes are divided into the Yes, No and Maybe piles. An honest score of 80 should get you into the Yes pile.
Guest article by Art Frank of Resumes R Us
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