One of the most common problems that today’s young professionals face in their job search getting their resume noticed and shortlisted and contacted for an interview. We’ll apply to job after job, and rarely get the call for an interview. On average, only 2% of applicants get a call for an interview, and the other 98% are never contacted.
We start to get frustrated when we never seem to be in that 2% of candidates who are shortlisted, despite often being perfect for the job we’re applying for. It’s a huge issue since without landing the interview, we have no shot at landing the job. But what is it about our application process, resume and cover letter that just isn’t doing it?