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4 reasons why you can't find a job: Think quality, not quantity

Here are some of the reasons shared by the experts which will help you to grab the best job.

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4 reasons why you can't get a job: Think quality, not quantity
4 reasons why you can't get a job: Think quality, not quantity

By India Today Web Desk: In today's hyper-competitive environment, finding a job can be daunting. Conversely, finding the right candidate for the position is an equally challenging battle for several employers. For employers, seeking the right person for the role can become a mammoth task as going through endless resumes bloated with skills and degrees by over-enthusiastic candidates eager to impress doesn't accurately fit the bill, nor does it increase chances for them to get the job.

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As is often the case, though, these skills and pages-long resumes are not what can make or break a candidate's chances of landing the right job.

Knowing what a resume and presentation need to really achieve can be a huge advantage when trying to land the right job. The task a resume needs to fulfill is conveying the right mindset and attitude of the candidate. In other words, quality over quantity.

1. IMPORTANCE OF A RESUME

The resume is the first interaction point between the candidate and the employer and therefore needs to make a compelling case as quickly as possible.

Long-winded resumes with lost listings of accolades and parliamentary language are often distractions and force the interviewer to hunt for relevant information. Also, remember it can't be a 'one size fits all resume.

2. KNOW ABOUT THE COMPANY

To stand out from the competing applicants, it is imperative to construct resumes that highlight the necessary skills with respect to the job being applied for. Being relevant vs irrelevant is critical.

A related issue that arises from this tendency is that after candidates are selected and interviewed, it is often the case that the candidate is not well-researched about the company and its products or services. Knowing the company well and where one can fit into it is the best tool any job seeker can have.

3. DEVELOP SOFT SKILLS

Another tool that is highly valued is the development of soft skills. Job seekers tend to focus on their accolades alone and therefore underscore their chances.

Confidence in the skills that an individual brings, confidence in presentation, which includes the language of the resume, how one looks in a video interview, and how confidently questions and queries are responded to, often trumps a list of achievements.

4. UPSKILLING AND RESKILLING

Upskilling and Reskilling are other abilities that have gotten high priority, especially after Covid-19 and growing digitisation. With the fast pace of technology, market trends continue to change, and expectations from companies to pivot and adjust have increased like never before.

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Therefore, companies also look at how malleable a candidate is and whether they can learn new skills on the job. This includes re-learning industry aspects that a candidate may have been an expert on but would be required to learn again because the industry and how it operates have changed.

Article by: Mr. Manikanth Challa, CEO & Founder, Workruit.