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Flex Hour Jobs, the Employment Website Specializing in Flexible Schedule, Telecommuting and Part Time Jobs, Reveals it's Employers Top Ten Secret Reasons a Resume Can Get Overlooked.
Las Vegas, N.V. (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
Flex Hour Jobs knows that the Resume is one of the most critical components in their job seekers getting the interview. This month, the employment website, which specializes in flexible schedule, part time, telecommuting and work from home jobs has taken a survey of employers and found the Top Ten Secret Reasons Resumes do not get call backs or interviews. The results found that Resumes get over looked or rejected due to these top ten reasons:
1. Resume is too wacky or unprofessional.
2. Screening software excludes resumes without relevant experience or pertinent keywords.
3. Extensive and unexplained work gaps indicating a possible lack of updated skills.
4. Lack of mobility or inability to travel or relocate.
5. Job Seeker too focused on kind of company they want to work for, rather than what they can do for the company.
6. Resumes not formatted optimally with visible attention-catching information.
7. Too many typos or poor grammar.
8. Resume appears mass mailed and not specific to the job.
9. Candidate over qualified, too set in their ways of doing a job the same way for years.
10. Resume appears overly embellished with experience and achievements.
Flex Hour Jobs recommends that resumes should be changed or updated on a regular basis. A well thought-out, targeted search for a job will allow the job seeker to focus on the exact requirements of that position and make sure that relevant job experience is clearly stated in a visible area of the resume. Flex Hour Jobs reminds their Job Seekers that most hiring managers’ minds will be made up about a candidate within 6-15 seconds of reading a resume, so the top of the resume is critical.
The site’s founder, Jacqueline Sloboda states that, “Online resume submissions should list the most eye-catching information above the fold, visible before the viewer has to scroll down.” She adds that their new Resume Team has helped many of their job seekers with elements like this in their resumes. There are so many new rules today in job seeking and for a lot of those who have been out of the workforce or job hunting for a while, the constant worry over what is right or wrong in terms of resumes can be really confusing.
Another issue Flex Hour Jobs finds when it comes to the resume is the ability or willingness to relocate or travel in order to get the job. Years ago, it used to be the norm to add “willing to relocate” on the resume. The latest data out though, shows that the percentage of job seekers relocating for new positions has dropped to a record low. There is a clear lack of mobility expressed in job seekers and the nation’s unemployed.
During the last two quarters of 2011 only an average of 7% of job seekers finding new employment had moved for their positions. The economic recovery has really had an impact and the majority of job seekers surveyed are unwilling to take a loss on the sale of their homes for a new job position that may or may not last.
Flex Hour Jobs is launching their Resume Services aimed at keeping the prices attainable for the many on limited budgets. Flex Hour Jobs understands that resume help should not cost the price of a car payment. Their Resume Services are priced from $30- $60, making it affordable for everyone.
FlexHourJobs.com is an employment website which specializes in telecommuting, flexible schedule, part time, seasonal, project and temp work. The site was created for Baby Boomers not ready to retire and Stay at Home Moms/ Caregivers who want to continue working professionally but not the traditional 9-5 in an office.
For more information or to Post a Job, contact them at Info(at)FlexHourJobs(dot)com follow them on Twitter (@FlexHourJobs),Facebook (facebook.com/FlexHourJobs) or visit the website at http://www.FlexHourJobs.com .
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