Dear Experts, I have sent out several cover letters and resumes to prospective public relations employers. So what are some reasons for hiring managers not returning e-mails, or setting up interviews? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @ValueIntoWords Q#187 That's a big ? without seeing ur resume, but 1 reason may b ur resume isn't resonating w/their pain points. @DebraWheatman Q#187 See if u can get a JD to modify ur resume according to needs. Follow-up periodically to demonstrate interest. @AndyInNaples Q#187 EXPECT few responses. Follow up via email & by phone. "Network" into the company. Be assertive/nice! @juliaerickson Q#187 Many apply=no response 2 most;. Yes 2 other advice. Do ur FU. NETWORK w/pple @ co 2 call attn 2 ur app. @dawnbugni Q#187 As @valueintowords said, speak to pain points. NOT about what you want. About what you can do for them. @dawnbugni Q#187 If applying for relevant positions & no response, rez is not selling your skills effectively. Focus. Target @gradversity Q#187 Could be anything. It's hard to say without more info. Try the A.I.M. program run by CAREEREALISM for an expert analysis. @sweetcareers Q#187 Make sure resume/cov letter are tailored. Don't wait for hiring mgrs to call you; follow up w/ them. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
July 01, 2009