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Youโ€™ve got all the right education and credentials. You have years of experience in your field. Youโ€™ve researched, prepared, carefullyย tailored your rรฉsumรฉย and yet, somehow, your job applications continue to be rejected. What are you doing wrong?

Getting out of the stressful cycle ofย jobhuntingย isnโ€™t easy. Competition can be fierce, and with the ease of online applications, there may be thousands of applicants for a single job opening. Hiring managers have to be ruthless, quickly discarding candidates to get to a more manageable selection.

There are ways to avoid these errors, which guarantee automatic disqualification. Weโ€™ve spoken to HR, recruitment and rรฉsumรฉ experts in order to help you identify your mistakes.

Read on and find out the 15 most common reasons for a rejected job application, and how to get around them!

My responses?

You didnโ€™t highlight your transferable skillsย 

Aย persuasive cover letterย can save you from the rejection pile, but youโ€™re not out of the woods yet. As Matthew Warzel, a certified recruiter and president ofย MJW Careers, explains, hiring managers are looking for candidates who can seamlessly transition into the new role.

If your experience doesnโ€™t exactly match the job description, then you must highlight yourย transferable skills on your rรฉsumรฉย and LinkedIn profile. Using buzzwords and keywords for that industry will also help if theyโ€™re using ATS.

Warzel suggests backing up a strong summary and skills section with aย list of accomplishments, including relevant coursework. He gives an example of a teacher trying to transfer into a corporate/marketing role. Like Laos, however, he warns against adding too much โ€œfluffโ€. Hereโ€™s what he said:

โ€œThey may be able to discuss training, performance reviews, and documentation handling. Maybe some sentences communicating his or her ability to handle branding and advertising from some tasks he or she completed in school.โ€

If itโ€™s not clear to the hiring team how your skills will translate to the new job, youโ€™ll have toย endure another job application rejection. This is when it can be helpful to follow up with the recruiter. Politely ask if they can suggest improvements that could increase your chances of getting hired for a future vacancy. Hopefully, you will get a response that will help you tailor your rรฉsumรฉ for the next opportunity.

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