Why resume is rejected or shortlisted

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So what goes in the mind of recruiter or HR when they are looking at your resume?
what are the factors which decide whether your resume is going to be shortlisted or rejected?
What you should do so that you can be assured that your resume is selected?

We tried answering these questions in this article.

Reasons which leads to the rejection of resume:
  • Grammatical mistakes (these can play a huge part even if you’re perfect candidate). Not all of us are great writers and anyone can make mistakes, but the most common mistake is – spelling mistakes, make sure your resume is error-free.
    Tip: Run your resume through spell-checker or at-least copy paste in google docs and correct the spelling errors.
  • Nowadays many resumes get rejected due to the reason that you have to travel an hour, so by looking at your address or place, HR would probably reject you, avoid adding the address.
  • Lying – such as, when you saw the job posting you tried to change your resume and added some skill set or pointers in which you do not have any experience or just know the basics.
  • Your resume is way lengthy, trust me HR gets loads of resumes and if you’re going to make it look like short-novel we suggest hire some professionals to make your resume.
  • If sending resume via email, always name your resume with combination of your name and position you are apply for.
Reasons which leads to the shortlisting of resume:
  • Excellent Cover letter with neat and precise Resume, nicely formatted with bullet points and a positive objective.
  • Adding your achievements.
  • Certifications – for example – a Project Manager with PMP certification will get shortlisted first then who do not.
  • Done Coaching and Mentoring to your juniors or subordinates.
  • You’ve come through referral.
  • Creative resume and good online presence.
  • A good summary with keywords specific to job.

Read  how to Improve communication skills.


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