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Old 02-26-2019, 04:07 PM
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I thought I would repost this in the correct thread:

I am currently looking for a new job as my contract expires in a month. I have applied to over 100+ jobs in the past 3 days and have gotten 6 rejections and 2 interviews. I don't know if its my experience, the jobs I am applying to or my lack of education. I work in IT and it is known that there is always a high demand for IT personnel, whether it be in security, networking, management or support. I KNOW I am doing something wrong because when I applied for my current job 4 years ago I got the job after 2 weeks I applied for it and during the same time I would get 2-3 interviews a day and for the 40 jobs I applied to I got responses from 25-30 of them. The rest were rejections.

I have attached my resume for review here: Hopeless....

Any assistance or advice would be appreciated. Perhaps I am just applying in quantity without looking at the specific job requirements and not tailoring my resume to each job, or I lack a degree or I have been in the same position for the past 3.5 years. Perhaps I am not relaying my achievements or job description in detail. I don't know but please give me your feedback I am losing my mind here! Thank you!
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:36 PM
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Your resume is too general.

What exactly are you doing? Your resume comes across as a "jack of all trades master of none"

Software testing: Manual QA is a dead end street. Unless you have years of automation, you're going to stay out of work. That's probably what keeps your resume in the dust bin.

Network admin? You need to put more verbiage that deals with your network expertise.

IT Trainer? Then you need to put trainer stuff in your roles.

If all 3 then you need 3 different resumes - one for QA, one for Network Admin, one for IT trainer. Each emphasizing the key skillsets for each role.
Then apply to the respective jobs with the respective resumes.
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