The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
Conducting a job search can be a bit of a confusing experience. If you have been looking for employment for weeks without an interview call, you’re likely to be thinking, “What could I be doing wrong?”
Sometimes, it’s that you need to make a few small tweaks to your resume—and other times, you need to completely overhaul your job search. If you’re not getting any callbacks, there’s a good chance that you fall into the latter category. So what can you do about it?
1. Clean Up Your Resume
Since your resume, aside from your application, is generally the first thing a company sees, taking steps to clean it up is a great starting place. Look over your resume to ensure that there are no obvious errors like misspelled words, grammar or punctuation issues, or typos. Then make sure that your font sizes and types are uniform.
After that, it’s good to make sure that you have created a fantastic headline/job target for your resume, along with a great career summary that highlights your best professional moments to date. Also, don’t forget to use plenty of industry-geared keywords in your resume, and list all of your best qualities as close to the top of your resume (and within each section of the document) as possible.