Why can't I get an interview?

I currently have a job but looking for a better opportunity.I've applied to at least 40 or more jobs. Look at my resume and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks so much for the help.


An administrative support professional recognized for taking a leadership role in support of top management. A proven and verifiable record for utilizing strong technical and interpersonal skills to enhance organizational efficiencies and profits.


Enthusiastic, outgoing individual with experience working in fast-paced environments demanding strong organizational skills. Confident and poised in interaction with individuals at all levels. Trustworthy, ethical, and discreet, committed to superior customer service. Enjoys public contact and is able to communicate effectively with customers. Very detailed oriented and resourceful in completing projects with the ability to multi-task. Possesses a very strong desire to learn and face new challenges. Is willing to engage in any activity or class that will further education needed for career. Capabilities Include but are not limited to:

* Customer Service and Relations

* Word Processing and Typing

* Various Computer Operations

* Office Equipment Operation

* Multi-Line Telephone Operation

* General Accounting

* Data Entry

Relevant Experience

KVK Precision Specialties Inc. Shenandoah, VA 2006-Present

Administrative Support/Customer Service & Reception

 Performed administrative and secretarial support functions for busy manufacturing machine shop. Coordinated and managed multiple priorities and projects.

 Identified and made recommendation for process improvements.

 Oversaw the implementation of organizational policies and procedures.

 Ensured workflow efficiencies, customer service excellence and quality assurance.

 Collaborated with management to gather information pertaining to key issues.

 Exercised a mature, diplomatic approach to resolving problematic issues; put customers at ease.

 Established rapport with shipping carriers to ensure safe, cost effective transport of orders.

 Cultivated strong customer relations and client loyalty as a result of dedicated customer service.

T. Martin Litter Service. Stanley, VA 2003-2006

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

 Acted as liaison between owner, employees, and clients to ensure open lines of communication.

 Addressed a myriad of problems and issues requiring immediate attention and resolve.

 Handled Accounts Payable/Receivable Accounts and expense control procedures including bank account reconciliation, cash receipts, and preparation of daily bank deposits.

Other Experience

Emco Enterprises. Luray, VA 2002-2003

Logistics Clerk

 Responsible for inventory control.

 Computer data entry

 Filing and other basic office procedure

Radford University Radford, VA 2001-2002

Library Assistant

 Assisted in various function of college library such as sorting and filing.


Mount Carmel Christian Academy 1996-2001

*Advanced Diploma

* Graduated 5th in Class

Radford University 2001-2003

*Dean’s List for 3 Semesters

4 Answers

  • JamesT
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Applying to 40 jobs may seem like a lot but it's not really. There is a lot of competition in this job market, both from people with only a few years experience up to people with decades of experience. The key is not to become discouraged.

    You should try tailoring your resume and your cover letter to each specific job. In other words, match your specific experience and education to the requirements of each job you are applying for. Also, highlight any awards or special recognition that you have received. Show how you have progressed in responsibility from entry level positions to higher level positions.

    The absolute best way to get an interview and a job is to be recommended by someone who works for the company you want to interview with. Find a way to meet people through professional organizations or through mutual friends or acquaintances who work for the company you want to be hired by and get them to recommend you. I know this is more difficult than sending out blind resumes but the results are worth the effort.

    Good luck!

  • Robin
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    My parents owned a preschool for over 10 years and they looked for outgoing individuals that dressed comfortably and weren't about highend fashion. Listen to "i hate dr. phil's" response. She's correct in stating to wear flats and no low cut tops. Dress in slacks, collared shirt and comfortable shoes. And definitely bring materials and ideas you have to teach these kids. As for questions, be prepared to answer questions like: 1. How long have you been teaching? 2. What do you enjoy about teaching? 3. Have you ever successfully potty-trained children? 4. How would you handle an angry parent? 5. How would you handle two kids fighting? 6. If someone other than the parent came to pick up a child what would you do? Those are just a few. I'll answer them for you. 1. This is your opinion. I'm sure you can answer that easily 2. Same with this one. 3. Again, same. 4. Handling an angry parent is difficult only if you've never done so. If the director is available, always tell the parent that they can speak with them. Never get involved, since it's not your place, and it's best handled by upper management. 5. Separate the two and speak to them individually. You probably know the answer to this as well. 6. If someone other than the parent comes, the school usually has a list of names the parents leave in case of an emergency. First contact the director. If they're not there, then call the parent to confirm pickup. I really hope this helped. :) And Good Luck!!

  • 1 decade ago

    1) Drop off the High School. It's no longer relevant.

    2) List what you majored in at University, even if it's not related to your job.

    3) List the software you can use - Microsoft Word, etc.

    4) Did your University have a career office? They might be able to help.

    Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    That resume is WAY to wordy... try and keep it to the point. I like to use bullet form and bold words that an interviewer would be looking for... for example:

    * Proficient in the use of the modeling program Civil 3D to model storm sewers, water mains and sanitary sewers.

    And I would Bold the words "Civil 3D".

    Just think of all the resumes they have to go through... would you want to read all that? Bold what is important.

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