Seven-league boots for the job search

July 25, 2018 | Career & job search |

How to make quicker progress with the job search

You can use a few little tricks for your application to stand out from the masses and increase your chances at every stage:

Less is more. It can’t be said enough. Even though it may seem as though sending out more applications is more efficient than sending out fewer, the opposite is actually the case. Avoid spamming your potential employer. The age of email makes this particularly easy and tempting. Targeted and customised emails are also more helpful than firing off messages in all directions.

You should also make sure you don’t overload your CV. Again, short and sweet is the motto to go by.

Even though it may seem as though sending out more applications is more efficient than sending out fewer, the opposite is actually the case. Avoid spamming your potential employer.

Online databases work with keywords. These are overflowing with CVs, like an ant colony. Recruiters enter precise search terms to find the optimal candidate. Adding these specific, sector-oriented terms to your CV will yield better results.

Taking stock of your submitted applications can help you keep an overview. Of course, you may not always have your list on hand when a recruiter returns your call. But reviewing it regularly will help your memory.

If you have managed to start an exchange, whether in writing, on the phone, in a private or group meeting, a follow-up thank you email always leaves a positive impression. This lends the entire situation a human aspect. Additionally, everyone appreciates a little friendliness in life.

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