Why you didn’t get the job?

Alison Doyle, About.com

Do you ever wonder why you don’t get called for interviews? One problem could be your resume and cover letter. Employers recently reported that they received over fifty resumes for jobs they’ve posted. Of those, over 90% of the candidates had misspellings in their resume or cover letter, and about 50% had grammatical errors in addition to the misspellings.

The last thing you need to become is one of those statistics, because if you have a mistake, you’re not going to get called for an interview. Proof all your job search correspondence, then request that someone else read it over for you and proof it again.

It’s very hard to catch your own mistakes and it’s very important to make sure all the resumes and letters you send are perfect. Before you send your application materials, create and use a checklist to make sure that you have included all the appropriate information.


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