Ep37: Why you're NOT getting interview calls.

job searching


In this episode, Mei Phing discusses why job seekers are not getting interview calls and provides tips on fixing resumes and LinkedIn profiles. She emphasizes the importance of simplicity, consistency, and highlighting value in resumes. 



0:25 πŸ’Ό Hiring managers and HR teams spend only 10 seconds reviewing resumes.

1:42 🎨 Fancy resume templates can be distracting and display immaturity.

3:15 πŸ”— LinkedIn profiles should be consistent with resumes.

4:00 πŸ“ Emphasize skills and value, not just job descriptions.

6:10 πŸ“ˆ Include measurable achievements and benchmarks.

7:45 πŸ’‘ Self-reflection and clarity are crucial in resume writing.

9:20 πŸ“‘ Weak executive summaries can make a negative first impression.


Key Insights

πŸ’Ό Hiring managers and HR teams have limited time to review resumes, so it’s important to make them easy to read and understand. Fancy templates can be distracting and create a negative impression.

πŸ”— Consistency between resumes and LinkedIn profiles is essential to avoid confusion and demonstrate professionalism. Treat your LinkedIn profile as your online resume.

πŸ“ Instead of focusing solely on job descriptions, highlight the skills and value you can bring to a new company. Show how your previous experiences can benefit the new team or department.

πŸ“ˆ Including measurable achievements and benchmarks, especially in sales and marketing roles, helps recruiters understand the value you can bring. Clearly explain the significance of the numbers provided.

πŸ’‘ Taking the time for self-reflection and accurately articulating your experiences and contributions in your resume is crucial. Hiring managers may ask specific questions about what you have written, so be prepared to explain.

πŸ“‘ An attention-grabbing and well-written executive summary is vital as it creates the first impression. Don’t use weak language, but instead focus on pitching yourself and why the new company should hire you.

πŸ’Ό Seeking personalized guidance, such as resume reviews and LinkedIn profile audits, can help improve your positioning and increase your chances of landing your dream job. Mei Phing offers these services and encourages job seekers to reach out to her.



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