If you’ve been looking for a job for a while, you’re probably stuck wondering why nothing has worked out yet. We don’t have the answers for your specific situation. However, through a conversation with a hiring expert, we have come up with some answers that cover the most common reasons why a job seeker may not have been able to land a job after a long period of searching. If that sounds like you, you may want to take a look at this.
Why Haven’t You Heard Back About Your Application?
According to our expert, one of the reasons that you may not hear back after applying for a position is because your application never makes it to the hiring manager. This usually happens because there is a software in place to screen applicants. Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) may be responsible for eliminating your CV before has to make it through the software before it can make it to a recruiter. A good tip here is to make sure that you are including enough keywords from the job advert in your application.
How Should You Dress For An Interview?
Interviews tend to be one of the more important aspects of the job search process. An interview decides whether or not you actually get the job. And in order to make it past his phase you need to make a great first impression. First impressions last, and making a great one gives you an edge, no matter how tiny, over other candidates. Our hiring expert suggests dressing as if you are going to a very nice restaurant (no bare shoulders, short skirts/dresses, visible tattoos/piercings).
Did The Interviewers Like You?
Usually, it is not your skills and qualifications which determine whether or not an interviewer likes you or not. Instead, it’s the little things like whether or not you lock eyes with them, whether you shake their hand and even wearing a smile on your face. Obviously, if the interviewer likes you, it increases your chances of actually landing the position.
Is There Such A Thing As Showing Up Too Early For An Interview?
The short answer is that there is. When you arrive hours before an interview is scheduled, you can end up making things more difficult for a hiring manager. That’s because they have to accommodate you until the time for your meeting. That can add to their own stress for the day. Ideally, you want to show up 10 to 15 minutes early. If you’re earlier, it might be best to just wait somewhere close to where you have the interview.
What Should You Do If You Don’t Hear Back?
If you’ve applied for a position and you don’t hear back after a week, then it might be a good idea to follow up. Reach out through the contact information on the job advert and confirm that your application made it through. If you’re following up over email, make sure to use polite but friendly language and go straight to the point.
If A Job Advert Is Too Short, Do Your Own Research
Sometimes you get sent a very short job advert through your network, or you see pieces of a job opening online. When you don’t have enough details about a position that you want to apply for, you need to do some research yourself. Usually, companies will have an announcement on their website if they’re hiring. That advert should have the full job description. You can also research the role if you have trouble with the company’s website.
How Do Get Comfortable Before An Interview?
According to our expert, whenever you’re nervous before an interview, it’s all mental. This means that it can be eliminated using physical and mental strategies before or during the interview. One thing that you can try is being open with your interviewer about your nerves from the beginning.