5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting You Interviews, and What To Do About It.

5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting You Interviews, and What To Do About It.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.
  4. You are sending it to HR or responding to online postings. Reach out to someone you know or to whom you are linked.
  5. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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