From Research & decade's of my personal hiring experience here are more reasons why most job seekers fail to get any Job Interviews:
1. CV is Not 'ATS' Compliant:
Many CVs get skipped over because candidates apply in 'cloud format' or capture critical CV sections/information in formats that ATS cannot process. E.g. using ‘picture’ instead of texts or applying with a 'pix format document' etc.
2. CV is a Non-Selling CV:
Dumping loads of irrelevant and un-captivating information on the CVs rather than Selling themselves to potential Employers and Recruiter. Think about it this way, your CV is your Personal Sales Pitch…and the Product you’re Selling is YOU!
Candidates must begin to see the job search game as such. Don't just Inform on it...Sell it <Yourself>!
3. Poorly Presented CV:
the narratives aren't coherent, are unclear, and not concise. Take out unnecessary details which may vary per context. Remember, the more you talk, the less you're heard! Having an overly lengthy CV is mostly a disadvantage. A 2 – 4 paged CV is appropriate depending on your years/level of experience.
4. Overly Generic CV (copy & paste):
Indeed, we must almost all begin with a template. However, significant time and sacrifice are required to make your CV stand out. Since copy/paste CVs lack an authentic feel that causes many Recruiters to intuitively sense a 'laziness' that makes them unconsciously throw it aside. Otherwise, get a professional CV review service.
5. Inconsistency in the CV:
Inconsistencies in a CV scares recruiters away. Experienced Recruiters can spot lies and deceit in CVs a mile away so be honest and consistent. As they say, Honesty is the best 'policy', so ensure you get yourself covered!
6. Applying for Jobs for You Do Not Qualify For:
It's erroneous to think job search is simply a trial and error affair. I often see fresh graduates apply for Managerial positions that require 10years and/or high-level competencies.
Be advised, Recruiters find this obnoxious and frustrating. This might dampen future opportunities as such a candidate's applications may not be taken seriously the next time.
7.Unprofessional CV content and Document name:
Many candidates use vernacular in their CVs...Not cool! Others use shorthand words 'bcos', 'omg' etc. This is unprofessional. In addition, some title their CV document in unprofessional ways and names such as: hotcakesbabe 1 CV_, Kokomaster resume_, first draft cv_ etc. This has to stop. 'I mean, you've got to begin to take yourself seriously before others do!
It is our prayers that everyone who applies for any job from this site gets that job...So please ensure you do not fall into these traps.
All the Very Best!