Best way to get your job applications shortlisted out of the 1000s

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Best way to get your job applications shortlisted out of the 1000s

Most recruiters say that the most challenging part of recruiting staff is the shortlisting process. Many applicants have sent out their applications and they are confident will get them a job. It can be disheartening sending out applications every week and not getting a callback. That is why you need to find the right balance between sending a lot of applications and targeting. By sending fewer applications that are of good quality. You waste your time by just sending an application to every job opening and this will not get you qualified.  These are some ways you can use to get your job applications shortlisted.

1. To begin with, Make sure you are the right fit for the job.

Most applicants do not read through the job description before applying which keeps them getting rejected. Before you apply for any position, make sure to read the job advert in its entirety to know exactly what the employer wants and address them as such

2. Secondly, Present yourself as a cultural fit.

Skills and experience are not the only things employers lookout for while recruiting. They want people who can work in a team and have a personality that will be beneficial to the organization. To present yourself as fit for the company, you can research about them, check out their social media handles, and see what the ambiance is like.

3 . Also, Make use of your network.

Most people trust the opinions of people they know. This is because word of mouth is one of the surest ways of getting recommended to land a job. If you have contacts to a job just use them to leverage a connection to the organization.

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4. Moreover, Take time to write and send your application.

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression, that is why it is important to make an impression with your application. Make sure to keep it simple and concise. Make sure you use some of the words they used in the job ad in your resume. Do not create one application for every job role.

5. Finally, Reach out.

You do not have to wait till there is an advertisement from your dream company before you apply for a job. Also, you can show up at the organization and seek out a position on your own. You can also find a contact within the organization and be following up on opportunities available there.

Sometimes, these organizations need an extra hand but will not advertise so you will be ahead of the process. If you are fortunate, they can create a role for you.

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