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Summary Sunday: Job Applications. Are you Doing it Right?

Today’s Summary Sunday is dedicated to job applications.  Are you spending your precious job search hours applying for hundreds of jobs online? Still not hearing back? Are you wondering what you are doing wrong?


The 9 Best Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application
by Miriam Salpeter on  On Careers (US News)

First, make sure, when you do invest time, that you follow the advice in this post. Here are some of the top tips:

  • Create an original cover letter.
  • Identify key words and tailor your resume.
  • Make sure your responses are on target and error free.
  • Fill out all fields within the application process.

3 Reasons You Didn’t Hear Back on Your Job Application – and How to Fix It!
by Chandlee Bryan on WorkCoachCafe

  • The organization’s needs or budget changed after they posted the job listing.
  • Your application was never reviewed.
  • Another candidate received a referral for the job – and had similar (or more) experience than you did.

Please go read the entire post to learn what you can do to FIX it! And be sure to check out these two posts mentioned.

Not Hired: 10 Possible Reasons You Weren’t Hired That You Can Control

You Didn’t Get the Job. 10 Possible Reasons that are OUTSIDE of your control

Find Inside Connections

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or just plain word of mouth campaigning can help you find connections inside companies where you have applied.  This is a critical step to take after you have applied for a job online! Now, what about Facebook? Did you hear the news? Will this be a game changer for companies and job seekers alike?

Facebook Jobs Could Kill LinkedIn’s Momentum by Forbes

Do you see what is going on here? The new job search requires you understand and USE social networks. Don’t be afraid. They are supposed to be “smart” and to be useful. Fear is the enemy!

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  • JonChiehLau July 17, 2012, 2:59 pm

    Great reminders that quality trumps quantity every time for job applications.
    Jonathan Lau
    Biz Dev