One of the most difficult things about being unemployed is the silence after sending an application for a role. You don’t even get a rejection. You simply don’t hear anything back. If that’s been your experience, here are some things you can do with your application to avoid the anxiety-inducing silence after applying for a job.
Send A Cover Letter When You’re Applying For A Position
Some roles will ask you to send a cover letter and others won’t, but either way it’s a good idea to send a cover letter with your application. Adding a cover letter allows you to express your enthusiasm for a role and also share why you think you’re a good fit. Your application is more likely to stand out if you include a cover letter.
Get A CV Review
If you’ve applied for multiple different roles at different companies and you’ve not heard back from any of them, then chances are that your CV is the problem. Luckily you can get second opinions from professionals who are experienced in the hiring process. These are some services you can use to get a CV review:
Take Some Professional Courses
These days there are various certificate courses online that you can take to learn new skills that employers are looking for and also get some certificates for your CV while you’re at it. If you’re not sure where to get started here’s a resource that’s going to help:
Go The Extra Mile With Every Aspect Of Your Application
There are also other tiny details that sum up to make an impression of you on whoever is going to be looking at your application. Things like the email address that you’re using (if it’s unprofessional), not changing your CV to fit a role and not sending a properly thought out email among others can also hurt your chances of being considered for a role.