5 Job Seekers Who Struggle to Land Interviews (and How to Help)

9/12/2016
Natalie Severt

Job hunt not going according to plan? Can’t figure out why you aren’t getting called in for interviews? Perhaps you’re one of five types of job seekers whose resumes just seem to tank with hiring managers.

Think about it. Maybe you change jobs a lot? Or have gaps in your career history? Some very commonplace things can raise red flags for employers. The good news is that there are a few easy solutions that can get your resume back on track.

Whether it’s learning how to write a resume summary or figuring out where to explain a layoff, the hardest part is simply knowing where weaknesses in your resume lie. Find out if you’re one of the five types of job seekers that have a harder time writing resumes and what you can do to fix it.

1. The Job Hopper

There is an ongoing debate about whether the stigma attached to job hopping is disappearing. That’s because Millennials (those of us born between 1982 and 2004) don’t see a problem changing our jobs frequently.

A recent Gallup poll shows that 21% os millennials reported changing their jobs in the past year; a figure that is three times higher than non-millennials who did the same. If everyone is doing it, then it must be okay, right? Well, we all know the logic behind that kind of statement. While job hopping trends, companies are companies. They will always want a return on their investments. And even if that weren’t true – which it is – frequently changing your job means you’re less likely to stick around, resulting in a repeat recruitment process for your hiring manager.

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