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Industry Answers: Is My Resume Being Seen?

Posted: 4/05/2012 5:00:00 AM by AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Filed under: Job-seekers, Career-resources


You’ve had your resume prepared, found the job of your dreams and submitted your application. And then you don’t hear a single thing. Sound familiar? Jobseekers often wonder if anyone sees their carefully written resume or reviewed their job application. It’s easy to become anxious and feel like maybe your paperwork has been lost in the shuffle. If you’ve ever felt this way; you’re not alone.

This week we put one of our most frequently asked questions to our industry experts:

How does a candidate know his or her resume is being seen? What can they do to find out?

Being an internal recruitment function, we read every single resume that comes in. So the simply act of applying for a job means that a member of the MMG Recruitment Team will physically read your resume. This is not easy, and with most Recruiters managing 20 – 30 vacancies at any one time, this may mean that they are reading 40+ resumes per day each. This is why it can take 2 – 4 weeks to get a response at times when you apply for a job. Each role has essential and inherent requirements and the team actively reads the resume against these to make a decision.
Rob Papworth, Group Recruitment Manager, MMG | Minerals and Metals Group



There is a good change you emailed the resume so first check the recipient’s address a few times to make sure it’s the correct one. If it is, and you paid the phone bill, then there is a 99.9% change they have it. My advice would be to relax and prepare yourself for that phone call. Logic states that if they have it, it will be ‘seen’ by someone…right?

Unfortunately Jobseekers, the robot may have seen your resume but not any humans I’m afraid. Applicant Tracking Systems are robots that read resumes and are disgracefully bad at it! Unless there is a very helpful HR assistant that takes your call, you’ll never find out if it’s passed human eyes (that’s just the reality of it). If you’re not getting anywhere with your job search and suspect your resume isn’t getting seen then review the resume and re-write it so that it’s ‘scannable’

Paul Dean, Partner and Principal Writer, thinkSMART resumes

What question would you like to ask an industry hiring manager?

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