You know that you are the best candidate for a job. Despite all your preparation, you are not getting that crucial interview call. This is a signal that your resume desperately needs attention. Hiring managers are ignoring it because your biodata lacks something more. Read these tips to figure these lacunae out and increase your chances of cracking a dream job.
Write a compelling resume headline
Your resume headline needs to be interesting, and has to reflect your experience and skills to catch the attention of a recruiter. The more precise it is, the more chances of it getting noticed by recruiters.
For example, writing “Experienced in software industry” is too generic, but “3 years experience in Java/J2EE” highlights your experience and your skill-set precisely. Similarly, ‘Executive in chemical industry” is too broad and doesn’t really highlight your designation or level of experience; whereas, “Senior manager-Operations, with 7 years in the chemical and polymer industry” does.
Enter the right keyskills
The keyskills you enter in your Naukri Profile need to reflect your professional strengths. What is the best way to figure that out? Here is a tip: Fill the blanks in the following statements.
I am proficient in ______;
I have developed expertise in ______;
I have done projects in the field of ______;
I have a certification in ______;
I have a sound knowledge of ______;
Whatever you write in these blanks are your ‘keyskills’. Mention all your technical skills, soft skills, tools, certifications and softwares that you are proficient in.
Update your profile regularly
Make sure you update your profile at least once in 6 months. 6 months is a long time and most people add new skills, take up new responsibilities, or complete new projects in that much time – and that information should reflect in your resume. Moreover, your total years of experience changes in 6 months and needs to be updated. Every week lakhs of jobseekers update their Naukri profile with their recent professional accomplishments – so if your resume is outdated, you may be losing out on those new job opportunities.
Fill in relevant fields in your profile
Recruiters search candidates based on certain specific parameters such as: Functional Area, Education, Current Salary, Keywords, Skills, Designation, Company name etc. This means there are multiple ways in which your resume can show up in front of a recruiter. So the more information you enter in your profile the more the chances are for your resume to show up. Make sure your profile strength bar displayed in the My Naukri Home page is as close to 100%, as possible.
Verify your contact details
Recruiters hesitate to contact candidates with unverified contact details. When an employer sees that your mobile number and e-mail id are verified, he/she is more likely to contact you for new job opportunities.