These days submitting Resume is not just enough to get an interview call. You used to send your resume to the company’s online application system, after spotting a perfect job for you. However, many times you keep wondering that what should be more done from your side so that you can hear from the hiring manager. There are many things you can do to boost up your chances of getting an interview call. Some are:
- The foremost action you have to take is to check the company’s website to see if you can locate hiring manager’s name. If you found the name then search the company name plus the hiring manager’s name. If the hiring manager has been in the news for any reason then try to find out a little more about him.
- Now when you have hiring manager’s name, title, and street address in your hand send him a hard copy of your resume and a customized cover letter to him. Many times an e-mail message in someone’s inbox is easily overlooked.
- The customized cover letter that you are sending to the decision maker must be focusing more on the organization and its needs than on your own background and proficiency. You can congratulate him on any company’s product launch just to illustrate that how updated you are about the company’s dealings.
- Find out whether one of your first-degree connections is connected to a related person in the hiring department like someone who works in the department where there’s an opening. You can ask your first-degree connection to make an introduction for you.
- Learn more about the organization and the open position by a five-minute phone call with a person inside the company. Since the person doesn’t even know you, so don’t pass your resume instead ask smart questions about the opening. You might be remembered when resumes are reviewed and interviews are scheduled.
- Don’t hesitate to call on your network to help. Send an e-mail to all of your friends and colleagues to ask whether anyone has a lead on a person in your target department. Ask him if he can make an introduction for you.