5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting You Interviews, and What To Do About It.
- Your resume is too long. Shorten it to between 600 and 800 words, eliminating or condensing earlier less relevant experience. Use a larger type face and space it out over two pages.
- You aren’t standing out from the crowd. Add Quantified Accomplishments to your resume. For example, “I saved $200,000 in bank fees and got better service.”
- Your resume doesn’t tell a story. You are not answering the WIIF (What’s In It For Me?) question from the employer’s point of view.
- You are sending it to HR or responding to online postings. Reach out to someone you know or to whom you are linked.
- You don’t have a job objective. Add one that is relevant to the job you seek.
If you are a finance or treasury professional in an active or passive job search, I would be happy to review your resume and talk about your job search strategy.
Over the years, my candidates have averaged one job offer for every five initial interviews. A better resume means a better interview and a better job.