Finding a new career is frustrating. You come across a job for which you just know you’re the perfect fit, you spend hours tailoring your resume, you pour your hopes and dreams into the prospect of getting hired…and then you get rejected (or worse yet, you never hear anything back). “Why?,” you ask yourself, “What did I do wrong?”
The truth is, it could be something you did, or it could just be the nature of the job market. There are all kinds of minute faux pas that applicants unknowingly commit. But even if you think your resume was perfect, there are a lot of components that affect the hiring process. The following infographic sheds some light on the most common reasons resumes (or CVs as they’re called in many countries) are rejected.
Have you had this happen to you? What do you think are the best ways to overcome some of these job application obstacles?