Some insightful points here on why some applicants in the labour market are not being granted interviews - for which there are a multitude of reasons.
It's interesting to read about the frequency with which millennials expect to change jobs, and whether certain sectors perceive this to be a good thing, or a risk.
I would argue that choosing a good recruiter is still a proactive move in itself; someone credible in their market can unlock doors to hiring managers and 'pitch' your credentials to prospective employers better than a covering letter ever could.
If you have been out of work for some time, then utilising your spare time for freelance work or volunteering is a good idea - it demonstrates that you're not just waiting for the right job to magically appear.
At the same time, frequent job hopping has become more and more common. A recent survey showed that 91% of millennials expect to stay in a job less than three years – with 71% of this group planning to change their current job before 2020. So how can a job hopper stop employers seeing them as a risk?