For any job seekers out there, we have some recent evidence of persistence paying off!
Assertive job seekers are getting their pay off.
Job seekers are a vulnerable group as it is a worrying time for anyone, either you have recently lost a job or are not happy in your current job.
In today’s ‘Redundancy’ market, you are less likely to be choosy or assertive.
Do not drop your standards or self worth -
If you feel you match the criteria for a job and have all the Employer is looking for – stand your ground.
Twice this week we have seen evidence of amounts of job applications reflecting the lack of care and attention to individual CV’s or applications.
We had 2 rejections on behalf of our Candidates from Employers who did not think the Candidate – job seeker matched their criteria
When pushed and all relevant experience highlighted, both Employers reversed their decisions and agreed to invite the Candidate for interview.
One was offered the job today!
In this market, where numbers of applications are increasing and pressure is on Employers and Recruiters alike to get through the sheer volume of applications, mistakes can happen and people can be ‘missed out’
Do not always take rejection lightly – if you believe you have read and meet the job essential criteria – question why your CV has been rejected - you may be lucky and get a second glance.
Persistence pays off – if you believe you are the right Candidate – you have every right to question why you have not progressed to interview stage.
In today’s market – with increased pressure, imminent budget and Redundancies – there is no excuse for a drop in standards and carelessness due to high volume of job applications.
Be sure to stand your ground and at the very least find out why your application has not been successful – those who accept it with no question will not find out why or get a possible second glance – what have you got to lose?