Lilly Offerman
over 6 months ago
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Application Burnout

I’m burned out from all these job applications. Anyone know how to turn a Job Application into a JOB without pestering companies to hire me?

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Helen Ramos

Lilly, Have you tried Cold Calling for a job? I have and it worked and I landed a job. Make a list of at least 20 companies you want to work for or more if you can. Start doing some research on the internet and get the the phone number for the company. Call the company and ask for the Hiring Manager for the department you want to work in. Don't bother asking for HR. Most of the time the time you will get a receptionist and ask her for the name and number of the Hiring Manager. Then if they transfer you to the Hiring Manger ask them if you can email your resume to them. Sometimes they'll say you need to apply online but if you're real nice and persistent they will ask you to email or fax over your resume. Even if they are not hiring they have talked to you and they have a copy of your resume and they might call you later on. Sometimes they will direct you to HR if they do then ok try and talk to them and see if you can send your resume. Keep a record of the company, time , date and who you talked to. Once you start this you will get good at it. So keep trying this to each company and see what happens, you will get a job faster this way! Good Luck, you got this!

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Kay Stone

I feel your pain. One thing I'm doing is using recruiters to find positions. Don't get too many, 3 or 4 at the most, some companies.use multiple agencies. If you go through a few different agencies, then you only have to pester 3 or 4 different people each week. It is there job to sell you to the company and get you the interview. If you are using a recruiter make sure they tell you the name of the client before you allow them to submit a resume. You do not want them to submit you for a position that you may have already applied or another agency has already submitted you.

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Mike Corso

Hi Lilly, sorry, it is difficult. Those who get the jobs are persistent. Take a deep breath and move forward. It will pay off! Good luck!

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Craig Armitage

You should just send a resume attached with a cover letter. After several days do a follow up letter. Obviously electronicaly is best, instead of paper of course.

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Jacqueline Bennet

Hi Lilly.. Boy do I know the feeling. I must have at least 100 applications out there. I'm burned out too. I look every day, to see if new places put job linsting up. I usually search the Indeed job site, but I have also gone right to a companies website. What I hate is doing those assesment tests. They take forever to complete. It's so darn frustrating sitting around waiting for calls to come, offering to do and interview. I've been out of work since March, and really need a job. I have an interview on Thursday for a housekeeping job in, what I believe is a nursning home. I hate doing housekeeping, because I did it in a hotel for 4 years, but I'm pretty desperate right now, so I'm hoping I get the job. Good luck in your job hunting.

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Carmen Ducharme

I agree I've been looking for a job for u months I've filled out every allocation I have at least 80 job requests but can't get hired and a the ? They ask about school about Uber I just want a job in 45 and things have changed so much whatever happened to going in person for a job everything is on the computer I just want a job

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Julie Evey

Hi Lilly, You have gotten some good advice here. But no one can answer anything specific about how to turn a job application into a job without details. I am not suggesting you post those details here, but here are some things to think about. Do you have the skills for the jobs for which you are applying? Burn out tends to get us thinking "I just want a job" and that attitude makes you do a poor application - assuming there is more than just filling out a form. There are A LOT of folks applying right now - and fewer jobs to go around. The employer needs to see you as a good fit to a position. If no letter is asked for, consider writing a letter anyway. Short. To the point. But stating how you fit the position or why you would be a benefit to that company. Getting a job - it helps to know people, but more importantly you have to know yourself. I have been on both sides of this and had to turn down qualified people because I only had one position and 100 applications.
Patience. Lots of it. Pace yourself. And really look for those positions where you are a good fit.
I get the "I just want a job" attitude BUT everyone applying wants a job. What makes you the applicant we need to talk to? That we want at our company. Good luck, Lilly! Keep looking. The right position is out there. Patience.

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Stacey Dunleavy

Getting fried myself with the process - I'd love to call people, but half the time they're using bots to scan resumes... Are there headhunters in your industry? They might help you tailor your search...

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Frank Valenzuela

There's a lot of competition out there, the other issue with these companies is they hire young inexperienced people to save money, and the more attractive the applicant is male/female the better chance they have. Unfortunately that's how it is in today's job market, I'm amazed at what it's come to and I'm glad to say I'll be retiring in about 2 years. But don't give up-keep trying.

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Dorothy Davis

Lately I have been getting e-mails that are asking me for my resume and when I send it in they offer me a job that requires a drug test and it is non smoking. One job offer came to me with an interview but it was out of town and I don't have a car to get there.

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