I keep applying to jobs but I'm not getting any responses
Are you feeling frustrated because you’re not getting any responses to any of the job applications you’ve submitted?
Has your confidence been shaken since you started your job search?
No worries, I’ll share with you the top 5 mistakes job seekers make and how to fix it.
But first, I want to acknowledge some of the thoughts that may be consuming you.
When we apply to jobs and we don’t hear back you start to think at least one of the following:
❌You’re not as good as you think you are
❌You should set the bar lower
❌You just need to apply to more jobs
❌You need to get more certifications or go back to school
We have all these misconceptions when we don’t hear back after we’ve applied to roles.
But we never take a step back and analyze what we’ve been doing.
So, I’m here to fix that for you and bring you more clarity.
Here are the #5 reasons why you’re not hearing back.
It can be your resume, you’re not selling yourself the right way for the role you’re going after. The common mistakes I see in resumes are: it’s too generic, nothing stands out and it’s outdated with information that’s not aligned to the role you’re applying for.
It can also be your LinkedIn profile. Your information is outdated and it doesn’t match your resume and you’re still branding yourself with your current or old role in mind.
You haven’t found your competitive advantage and your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn just isn’t standing out from the masses.
You are applying to roles that have already been filled. You may need to start networking to tap into the hidden job-market.
You’re applying to very few roles that usually don’t come by through job boards like Executive or leadership roles.
So, here’s what you need to do instead:
Track all the roles you’re applying for and how many interviews you’re getting from it.
Audit your resume. If you keep getting automatically rejected and you’re not getting at least 1-2 interviews for every 10 jobs, you need help with your resume.
You can also use jobscan to scan your resume against the job you’re applying for to see how aligned you are to the role. It also mimics an ATS system. Here’s my affiliate link that will get you free scans: https://www.jobscan.co/?ref=177897.
Include metrics like: time it took you to complete the project/event, how much money you saved for the entirety of the project, how big the company is employee and/or revenue wise, how many customers you serve?
Also, don’t forget to Include achievements and not tasks.
Audit your LinkedIn. You can also use Jobscan to add all the skills the system has identified and add them all to your linkedin profile, assuming you have the experience.
Start networking and identifying what the top 3 skills are the hardest to hire for in the role you’re applying for. Also ask the unknowns…like do you need X certification?
If you’re interested in executive or leadership roles, start looking for executive recruiters that can help you.
Why this works:
It’s intentional and strategic. No more second guessing yourself or the situation.
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Are you the person that just applies to more jobs even after you haven’t heard back from your hundred applications? If so, it’s time to change that.
It’s aligned with what the market is looking for.
If you’re still not sure how to do this for your specific background and experience then I invite you to apply to work with me. If you qualify, you’ll be directed to my calendar for a complimentary career strategy call to see if you’re a good fit for 90-Day Job Offer.
In my proprietary program, 90-Day Job Offer, I share my step-by-step strategy on how you can get started with your job search and within 90-days land your dream job while increasing your salary by over 30%--even if you’re switching careers.
These are just a few of the strategies you can use. I teach at least 9 strategies for getting interviews for your next fulfilling job and helping you make the switch successfully.
So, which of these strategies are you going to implement in your job search?