Jimin McClain
about 1 year ago
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Getting Any Response?

I've applied for just about every job on every single job search website that remotely fits my resume. Some I've sought out, others I've gotten in job alert emails. I even get calls from recruiters offering me jobs that I am very clearly under-qualified for but they ask me for details and information to pursue and set something up for anyway (and I figure, why not?).

Some of the ones I'm applying for I feel like I match what they're looking for perfectly and yet haven't heard a thing from any of them, except one outright rejection which was no big deal, there's still the other 30 jobs I'd applied for. If a job posted THAT DAY and I apply within the first 48 hours, should I expect to wait longer than a week or two to even hear about the possibility for a first or a phone interview? I'm just wondering if this is normal or.. should I apply again to the same jobs with a resume I edited? I had gotten one of those resume reviews that suggested I change it up, so I did, and now I'm wondering if my old resume is better and it's a lot to think about! Thanks.

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Nelson Franco
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Hi Jimin McClain , your experience is not an unfamiliar for job seeking members within this platform and beyond. Application Tracking Systems (ATS) has revolutionized the recruiting and hiring process. Far too many qualified applicants are getting overlooked due to this inconsistent rating process leaving them in lost in what's now commonly know as the "Employers Black Hole" .

Other members have reported success by customizing and optimizing their resumes and application profiles to fit the exact requirement the employers have outlines in the job description but there's really no perfect science on how to perfect this exercise and attract better results. It's all trial and error.

Don't wait for employers to contact you and follow up whenever possible immediately after you apply.

Your particular field is still somewhat competitive. Online application are good but networking and face to face meeting opportunities with hiring managers is better. Have you been to any job fairs this season?

Re-apply wherever you have an opportunity but make sure you check the companies re-application process before you do. Some companies hold an applicants application for a period of time before allowing them to reapply.

Keep at it Jimin McClain & Stay Encouraged!

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Harvey Hecht
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It's called Poor Judgement Talk is cheap, delivering the truck and cargo safely was, even if your late. let him talk all that he wants and it's not you job to shut him up. Your job was to use good judgement. It's called the hard way to learn a lesson. Harvey

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