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Applying for jobs and not getting interviews?

Have you found yourself applying for jobs and don't seem to be getting interviews?

Do these questions or statements sound familiar to you?

  • I found the perfect job, applied and didn't even get a phone call
  • I have all of the skills and experience asked in the advertisement and got a rejection email almost immediately
  • They must have lost my resume!
Here are some simple tips to assist you:
  • Include key words from the advertised position throughout your resume
  • Always apply to jobs with your resume in Word format
  • Always use a universally readable font such as Calibri or Arial
  • Choose a font size between 10 and 12
  • Always run a spell check
  • Always check grammar
  • Include a link to your LinkedIn profile if you have one ensuring consistency to your resume
  • Check your social media account settings. Tighten the settings if you want to keep things private
  • Apply for a Police Check. You can get one swiftly via
Avoid the following in your resume:

  • Avoid headers or footers
  • Avoid images or photos
  • Avoid acronyms
Why the above tips will help you:

In simple terms, and particularly in large businesses or recruitment organisations who receive large numbers of applications, it is likely automated computer software will "read" your resume before a human does.

This software is known as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). If you can outsmart the ATS, it is very likely your CV will be categorised high enough to be read by a human.

Whilst the above may take time, it is the most effective way of getting closer to an interview.

Best of luck in your search from the team at WayPoint. #Waypointwinners



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