How to Get
Recognized by Recruiters
Recruiters receive hundreds of resumes on a daily
basis. With an unemployment rate of nearly 9.5%, it can be
exceedingly difficult for a job seeker to get noticed by a
recruiting agency. Unfortunately, it can be nearly impossible.
That is why our recruiting agency has comprised a check-list of
steps to take to ensure that your resume is reviewed by all the
staffing agencies you target.
All too often, we receive incoming emails from job applicants with
general subject lines such as, “Looking for a job.” Companies come
to recruiters to find them something very specific. By failing to
highlight your strength or specialty in the subject of the email,
you fail to set yourself apart and your email will most likely
not send a mass email.
Sending one email to a long list of recruiting companies and job
sites might be easier, but it comes across as being lazy and
unprofessional. You also fail to take advantage tailoring your
email to each firm’s specific interest.
to the Point.
Keep your cover letter or introduction email simple and concise.
Avoid the temptation to launch into a detailed account of all your
previous positions, why you are currently unemployed or why you are
seeking a new position. There is room for explanation further down
the line. For you first impression, however, you want to make sure
to highlight your strengths and draw attention to crucial
information such as where you are located, whether you would be
willing to move and the type of position you are looking for.
sure your resume is easy to read and that your contact information
is all up to date. Avoid using any superfluous formatting
techniques that may cause the document to display incorrectly once
opened on a different computer.
would be surprised at how many resumes and cover letters come to us
where the candidate has spelled the name of their own company
incorrectly. Don’t just rely on spellcheck.
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