The hiring formula is simple:
Application (Resume) -> Interview -> Job offer
If you're having trouble getting interviews, the problem is most likely your resume.
If you're getting interviews and no offers, your resume is fine, but your interview skills may be holding you back.
Another road block could be your references. For music educators, I recommend including no fewer than four (4) and no more than eight (8) references directly on your resume. And, be sure to keep in contact with your references during the job search process to ensure they are working for, instead of against you.
These are not the only reasons for lack of a job offer, but they're a great place to start.
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