I am sure that all of you wondered at least once when you didn't get a call from the recruiter even though you believe that you are a strong candidate for the applied position. You might be a strong candidate, but recruiter might have found some thing different while reviewing your profile. Here you go with probable reasons.
Social media activities is a concern?
Over 85% of the recruiters check your profiles in internet for personality profiling. Most of the candidate will be active in Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter etc. Many recruiters are looking at Facebook followed by twitter and then LinkedIn. Around 50% of the recruiters are screening the public profiles after receiving your application and before calling you for a conversation. Quite interestingly, around 70% of the recruiters are rejecting resume once they saw something about you on the social media. Typical reasons might be
The news isn’t so bad because, over 50% of the employers employed people after viewing the social networking pages. Because
- Gave a positive impression about the personality and organizational fit
- Profile supported professional qualification
- Profile showed candidate was creative
- Showed solid communication skills
- Good reference posted by others
- Got awards & accolades
On the contrary, a Microsoft funded research results shows that only few Job seekers are concerned about the online reputation. The data shows that just 11% are concerned about online reputation. At the same time 38% are not at all concerned and 27% is very little concerned. This shows that there is a huge gap between recruiters and job seekers.
Other common reasons for rejecting the resume
- Spelling and grammar mistakes in the CV
- Unprofessional email address
- Having your photo on the CV
- Inconsistent dates
- Too much personal information
- Formatting issues
- Wrong chronological order