How to Get More Interviews

by Mickey Mixon

 

Once the application has been sent and the resume received, the next thing that should happen is that the employer will be calling you to come in for an interview.

 

Resumes can be good or bad. Seventy-five per cent of employers say that applicants with resumes passing their standards would definitely be invited for a job interview.  Here are some resumes tips:

 

1. The position that an applicant is interested in should be placed right at the start of the resume.  Companies often have several job openings you may be qualified for. You need to tell them what job you want so they won’t have to guess.

 

2. One of the best significant ways to get the employers’ attention is by using words that are really powerful that denotes strong capabilities of the applicant.  An example of this is, instead of writing, “assigned to”, write instead “in-charge of,” indicating that the applicant has active leadership skills.

 

3. A bullet catches the eye of an employer at one look.  Use these in itemizing achievements, career highlights, recognition, qualifications, and skills and interests.  Words in bullet form forces the employer to see the information provided.  These also create more clear space on the paper making the application form or the resume very neat and have a clean appearance.

 

4. Make sure that the resume is specific.  Only apply for a certain position in one company or organization at a time.  Do not submit resumes for different job interests and positions at the same time.

 

5. Ask a pro.  Resumes are written with the help of experts who can actually see the applicant’s strengths and opportunities.

 

Aside from preparing an impressive resume, carefully follow and read all the special instructions on the application like how many spaces are provided for a specific answer or the number of words for the answer.  Keep in mind that this is also a test to see how well an applicant can follow simple rules.  Not only does it have to follow the steps, the application form should also be neat.  Handwriting is also being considered and using a black pen will greatly add to the formality of the answer.  As much as possible, never use a liquid paper or fold and bend the application.

 

When answering, be careful not to leave blanks unless it really does not apply.  Use N/A only if necessary.  Be truthful with all the answers but this does not mean that you have to provide a complete or thorough answer for every question.  Always adapt the answers to the job being applied for.  Only provide the skills and recognition received that will be beneficial to the new company or employer.  However, see to it that the answers provided indicate that you are more qualified than the other applicants.

 

Choose references that can provide the applicant an objective description and information.  Teachers, friends, and previous employers can be willing and honest enough to provide that information.

 

The application form must be consistent with the resume. Since many of these employers standardize and gauge the information the applicant is providing in his application form and resume, these must be full of complete and honest information.  This will be their basis when considering to have a one on one interview to see if what they read is true.  Arm yourselfself with these positive strategies and knowledge to get those invitations for interviews to come after you!

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com