The candidates always complain that they send their resumes to a number of recruiters but they never hear back from them. The possible reason could be that the recruiter never opened their resume or the applicant’s email has never made it to the inbox of recruiter and landed in the spam. I am new to this recruiting world but I have identified 3 possible reasons for this early break-up of recruiter-candidate relation:
- Unprofessional E-mail Ids: While applying for some serious position, we must realize that we are no more teenagers trying to appear cool. Instead we are presenting ourselves to be considered for some serious responsibility. Email ids like “innocent moon” and “dare devil” really turns off a recruiter. When I receive any resume from such ids, I don’t put any effort to open it and it goes straight to my trash box. Take some time out and make an email id with your own name and apply for jobs using that email id.
- Not Mentioning the Position Title in the Subject Line: Another deadly mistake made by job applicant is that they do not mention the position they are applying for and send email with subject “CV” only. Recruiter’s inbox is flooding with CVs. They know that most probably the applicant is going to send them their CV. All they want to know is what position has the candidate applied for. If you do not, mention the position title 90% chance are that recruiter would not bother to open the mail and go through your profile. It is advisable to mention the position title in the subject line of email rather than mentioning the obvious (CV).
- Begging for Job: I receive many emails from the applicants literally pleading for the job. Never lose your composure and grace while applying for any position no matter how badly you need a job. Employers like the candidates who exhibit confidence and self-control. Begging for the job do no good to you except dropping your image to that of a weak personality and reducing your chances of getting short listed.