Why are you not getting responses to you job applications!

Today we look at the top 10 reasons your application or CV are being rejected by applicant tracking systems.

  • Lack of relevant keywords: Many applicant tracking systems use keywords to filter and rank resumes, so if a CV does not include the relevant keywords for the job, it may be rejected.
  • Incorrect file format: Applicant tracking systems may have difficulty reading resumes in certain formats, such as images or PDFs that are not text searchable.
  • Inconsistency in formatting: CVs that are not formatted consistently, such as those with inconsistent font sizes or margins, may be rejected by applicant tracking systems.
  • Overuse of graphics: Applicant tracking systems may have difficulty reading resumes that include a lot of graphics or images, so it is best to limit their use.
  • Incorrect use of keywords: Some job seekers may stuff their CV with irrelevant keywords in an attempt to trick the system, but this can actually harm their chances of getting hired.
  • Lack of focus: A CV that rambles on and does not focus on the most relevant information for the job may be rejected by an applicant tracking system.
  • Incomplete information: A CV that is missing important information, such as contact information or work experience, may be rejected by an applicant tracking system.
  • Spelling and grammar errors: A CV that contains spelling or grammar errors may be rejected by an applicant tracking system, as it may be seen as a sign of carelessness or lack of attention to detail.
  • Lack of customization: A CV that is not tailored to the specific job or employer may be rejected by an applicant tracking system, as it may be seen as generic or not relevant.
  • Not following instructions: Some applicant tracking systems may have specific instructions for submitting resumes, such as a certain file format or size. If a job seeker does not follow these instructions, their CV may be rejected.

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