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4 Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired (and What You Should Do)

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Finding a new job isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and energy. And when you put in the work, only to get rejected time and time again, it can get extremely discouraging. 

If you’ve been applying for jobs but feel like you’re getting nowhere, it’s time to reevaluate. Take a step back and consider what could be preventing you from getting the job. Could it be your resume? Maybe it’s your interviewing skills? Here are some reasons you might be missing out on career opportunities.

Your Resume Has Problems

If you’re not even getting a chance to interview for the jobs you’re applying for, the first thing to look at is your resume. 

Your resume is your first chance to make a positive impression on a potential employer. But if you haven’t updated your resume in a while, or it doesn’t follow modern-day best practices and trends, you could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. 

To remedy the situation, start by analyzing your resume for keywords. Most employers use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) during the hiring process to help identify candidates with the right experience and skills. To ensure your resume doesn’t get passed over by the ATS software, you should include keywords from the job description in your resume.

Check out some other reasons your resume may be getting rejected. Also, make sure your resume includes these resume essentials for job search success.

You’re Trying to Do It Alone

Searching for a job is stressful. But you don’t have to tackle this tough task alone. Recruiting and staffing agencies, such as Burchard & Associates, help connect job seekers like yourself with career opportunities. In the case of Burchard & Associates, we help accounting & finance professionals find career opportunities in St. Louis and the surrounding area. 

The best part is, our services are no charge to job seekers. Check out our available opportunities or contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your job search. 

Never worked with a recruiter before? Here are some more reasons why you should consider working with a recruiter for your next job search.

You’re Not Prepared for the Interview

Even if you have the right skills and experience, if you fumble the interview, you won’t have a very good chance of landing the job. 

Properly preparing for your interview is the most important thing you can do to ensure you have a good chance of getting hired. Here’s what you need to do before your next interview: 

  • Research the company. Check out their social media pages to get an idea of the company culture, study their website to familiarize yourself with their history and services, and Google them to see if you can find out any more information about them.
  • Practice answering interview questions. Check out the 10 Most Common Interview Questions and practice your answers.
  • Dress the part. Most professional services jobs, like accounting or sales, require business professional attire, so you should dress accordingly.

For more information about how to prepare for your next interview, check our 7 Tips for Nailing an Online Interview.

You Didn’t Ask Questions at the Interview

Asking questions at your interview shows the interviewer that you’re interested in the position and not just looking to work anywhere.

We recommend you tailor your questions for each interview depending on the company. But to help get you started, check out some basic questions you should ask at your next interview.

We Can Help You With Your Job Search

At Burchard & Associates, we’ve helped countless accounting and finance professionals find career opportunities in St. Louis and beyond. Check out our current career opportunities or contact us today to learn how we can help you.

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