Most job seekers only learn the reason their job application was rejected once it has been received.
This tells them that they could have done this themselves if they had more forethought. I can help you avoid making these mistakes and offer some insider tips on how to maximize your job application success.
Job Application: It’s a personnel matter
All job applicants do not begin with the job seeker. They start with the employer. Two forces combine to approve a job within an organization.
The manager of the team where the job will be done
This insight is important because it tells you that the manager makes the final decision about who is hired. The successful applicant will be considered most capable of delivering the business requirements.
These two forces result in the creation of a job listing, which is then used to create the job advertisement. Once the job has been approved, job applications can be made. Many job applicants make the mistake of not acknowledging the role of the human beings in the personal exchange. This includes the manager and the successful jobholder.
You and Your Job Search
The job search begins long before you begin reading newspapers, searching job boards, or talking to friends. You are the first person to start your job search.
What and who are you?
What can you thus offer?
What do you see yourself doing in the long-term?
You don’t need to know what you want, any job will do. Multiple job rejections will ensue.
Job Market Testing
Even if you know what you want, the job market might not need those skills in the search area or at the level that makes economic sense. It is important to verify that the job market offers the right job at the correct pay level. This is where the true advantage of the job board-driven job search.
Open your favorite job board and keep the title/skills consistent. Set the pay level at zero. Next, open the geographic search criteria to ensure that at least 20 jobs are found. If you don’t find 20 jobs that are suitable, your ideal job is not currently available on the market. Either go back to stage1, or wait three months, and find another interim job that will lead you to your long-term dream job. Or accept constant job applications upset.
There are too many jobs available at this point. Go to your favorite job board and, if more than 100 jobs match your criteria, then go back to the site and define your next and long-term goals for an employer. If you fall into the “any job will do” syndrome, you will not be able to focus in the employer’s eyes on the things you can do well/offer and will therefore be rejected.
It is disappointing to say, but if you are a professional CV writer and you approach your job search in a certain way, you don’t really need a Professional CV. A CV is required for 95% of job application. A one-size-fits all CV won’t get your required interview in the modern world. Employers will only accept a well-written CV as a form of output if it is presented to them.
You may have heard that a friend, or someone you know in a pub, used a template to help them get hired. But don’t be like the rest. Templates can make you stand out. Good Professional CV Writers create engaging 2page documents that make employers pick up the telephone, because they communicate that the job applicant has the desired skills to fit the job description, and show social fit with the organisation/manager. No matter how beautiful your template is, or how long your list of hobbies, interests and hobbies, it will not be accepted.
Apply for a Job
Job seekers don’t understand the one thing they can’t win, but employment professionals do. That is why you have to be able to beat the odds in how and where you apply for jobs.
Your chances of getting promoted as an employee are 95%. Your chances of getting hired are about 50% if you’re a well-known person who has a direct relationship with a recruitment agency. A public job advertisement, whether it is on a company website, or in a newspaper, has a 12% chance of you getting hired. A “follow the process” application through a job posted on a jobs board might be as low at 2%.
Why do job seekers believe they can be successful if they spend more than 10% of their time on job boards? The way you apply and the places you find them are determining how much rejection you get.