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Have you been frustrated by applying to a Front End Developer or Designer job you’re a perfect fit for only to have it declined within minutes or never get any sort of response at all?
As a Technical Recruiter, I have this conversation daily with candidates who find the process of applying to a job slow, nonresponsive and extremely unproductive. Part of understanding how to increase your chances of getting a call back on your application is understanding what a recruiter/hiring manager is looking for.
More and more companies are starting to request candidates’ portfolios for a UI/UX Front End Development or Design positions. In fact, I’m seeing more managers who reject a candidate’s resume if there is no portfolio and/or not a proficient portfolio. Bottom line: the proof is in the portfolio.
Here are 6 tips to help increase your chances of a hiring manager calling you in for an interview for a technical job:
No doubt you have excellent skills and fit the job you are applying to. However, without demonstrating your skills with your portfolio, it’s likely your resume is getting rejected for being incomplete. If you really want to get a recruiter/manager to call you back, you need to understand what’s important to him/her. I hope this helps to understand some of the changes in the job market for technical candidates. Best of luck with your next application!