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Well I've registered myself with more than 6 Job sites and I send Resume through email to the most of the Job opening , but surprisingly there was no reply from any one of them, I think no one notice your Resume when u send it through mail, and when I send my resume throug snail mail at leat I've got the reply from the companies. I think companies still does not beleive in mailing the Resume to them why is it so ?
 
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Sameer,
When I conducted my job search, I e-mailed out probably 75 - 100 resumes. I only got one call, which was from a recruiter looking for someone to do COBOL. Nonetheless, I managed to set up 6 interviews and got one job offer out of all this, because I did not wait for them to contact me. Bear in mind I was an entry-level developer.
I called them, multiple times if required, until I got a yes or a no (or until it became clear that the timing was just wrong).
So, I'd strongly encourage you to get on the phone and call these people whenever possible. You will discover that more often than not, they have not reviewed your resume, but they will when you get them on the phone (or they'll ask you to send one directly to them).
In my situation, persistence made all the difference.
Maybe this will help. Good luck to you!
 
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I agree with Peter Lyons.I am in this job market from long time and what did i noticed is follow-up with a phone call.
 
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HI.
This is normal, especially at this time, try to post your resume on www.monster.com, you may get a few calls. I started my search in November, and I had calls for the resume I posted on monster, but most that called were just recruiting companies and they wanted a personal Word copy for their own database. I did manage to set up one interview in December directly with a company and I had to call back 3 times a day for 3 days until I got an answer to be interviewed. Now I have had many opportunities but I am still waiting. Advice is also to look at www.dice.com, depending where you live. Keep sending your resume to many companies and recruiters and expect to wait 1 to 2 months for a good landing. Good luck and if you have any questions, you can email me!
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Entry-level job-hunting represents the toughest climate of all. And so, you must use every resource and tip that you can think of in order to gain the audience of those who make decisions to interview. Some tricks that I have noticed are constructing a generic Web-site to reflect your skills, contacting managers on premise of completing research for a class, and finding spots where managers recreate.
Then, whatever small window of opportunity that you can gain, use your imagination to communicate your skill-set. I have seen so many different ways work at so many different companies that I have worked at (I worked as a contractor several years) that persistence is the best general advice. It takes a bunch of patience and determination - and many attempts.
 
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Originally posted by Peter Lyons:
Sameer,
When I conducted my job search, I e-mailed out probably 75 - 100 resumes. I only got one call, which was from a recruiter looking for someone to do COBOL. Nonetheless, I managed to set up 6 interviews and got one job offer out of all this, because I did not wait for them to contact me. Bear in mind I was an entry-level developer.
I called them, multiple times if required, until I got a yes or a no (or until it became clear that the timing was just wrong).
So, I'd strongly encourage you to get on the phone and call these people whenever possible. You will discover that more often than not, they have not reviewed your resume, but they will when you get them on the phone (or they'll ask you to send one directly to them).
In my situation, persistence made all the difference.
Maybe this will help. Good luck to you![/QUOTE ]
Thanks Peter from now onwards I will follow up with a phone call.
Another thing I want to know, I've seen the Resume of many peoples specially at entry level
that they write every thing on their skill set
like programming languages known VB ,c C++, Java
and their success rate is greater than me in getting the job. I was always specific, even I've done Sun Certification but I dont write it in my Resume because I try for more VB jobs as my prior expereince is in VB , so Iwant to Know that is it good to write most of the things in your Resume which u know or Just write those skills in which u r strong, How should we describe our skills in our Resume.

 
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If it were me, I'd put down any languages or technologies that I am actually useful in. In my case, I was very entry-level, so I only knew Java and was only looking for a position in that one language, so this issue was not a concern of mine.
I'd emphasize one thing though - don't fill your resume with skills that nobody would pay you for. What I mean is this: don't put Visual Basic on your resume if all you've done is written the code for "Hello World."
And on the other hand, if you're skilled in a great many languages and technologies, I figure there comes a point where you should thin out the list and focus on your key strengths and the skills you think a particular employer is looking for.
 
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