Why You Can’t Get an Interview – Explained Using Job-Search Science Data

Ponder this: Two resumes are received, one with 58% of the job requirements and another that meets 100%, but the 58% resume gets the interview. Yes, it’s completely illogical. Job-search science data from TalentWorks reveals that you are just “as likely to get an interview matching 50% of requirements as matching 90%.” If you’re not familiar with the term “Job-Search Science,” I define it as the application of data in order to identify the factors that have the most impact on a successful job-search success. And despite what your high school career counselor told you, this means you increase your odds of getting an interview when you apply for every job where you meet 50% of the requirements and – as other data show — when you come within two years of the required experience.

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