Are you attending many job interviews without getting job offers? Sending many applications with no reply from employers? Searching hopelessly for jobs? These 3 tips are for you.
You had seen a job ad that you found meets your qualifications. You have applied. You told your friends that you've applied to. Maybe you've got an interview? They said they were going to contact you.
Has that ever occurred to you?
If yes – and of course it is – and you have applied for many jobs and received no response, it's easy to feel depressed.
Although it's never a smart idea to go pessimistic while searching for a job or attack the office to get an answer, here are three tips you can utilize to hear from employers and increase your job opportunities.
Communicate with Employers
Employers get hundreds, if not thousands, of job applications.
Until you communicate with the company you applied for, your name is an online "candidate." make yourself visible to get shortlisted.
After sending your resume, follow-up, be wise. Contact the recruiter. Send him an email. Get introduced to him by a trusted friend. Whatever the way, do it.
And when you do, state your name TWICE. As in, "John, John Michael. I've found that you need someone with expertise in digital marketing."
Saying twice makes you more unforgettable.
Login to Reveal the Secret
Here's a trick that isn't shared-
Employers will also send you updates on your application's progress, but you need to log in to your account that you've created to apply for a job to see this detail.
Often the feedback you get is not what you expect – your application may not have been processed, you may have been rejected, the position may no longer be open.
But understanding what your position is will at least bring an end to your endless waiting days.
Follow Up to Open Other Doors
How many times you've heard that you're "over-qualified"?
Rejected because your expertise much exceeds the criteria of a position?
Too experienced to get the position?
It's an unfair situation when a prospective boss decides that you are over-or under-qualified for a position ignoring the fact that you might genuinely be the perfect fit.
To manage this situation smartly, politely demonstrate your sadness at not getting the chance – and say what you might have learned from the work. Clarify your trust in the organization.
This strategy is practical in all cases. You might not get this job, but the company may offer you a new role. The hiring manager may rethink hiring you, and you successfully turn your rejection letter into a job offer.