‘3 things to check before you respond to job adverts’
The huge amount of job adverts online can make applying for jobs a daunting task. It pays to carry some research and planning before pressing the ‘apply button’.
It’s a good idea to keep track of the jobs you have applied for, make a note of the job title, job reference, location, and the company name or recruiter. You can put this into your notes on your mobile phone so you always have it handy for when those calls start coming in.
Here are a few more things to consider……………
1. Beware of Multiple Job Applications
Employers will often post their jobs on job boards, they may also have recruiters working on the vacancy. Its’ quite possible there could be as many as 5 or more adverts all for the same job.
Have a close look for similarities.
- Job title
- Job description
Pick the one that most appeals to you.
2. First call with a Recruiter.
Many recruiters don’t talk about the client companies they are representing. You don’t want to waste time only to find out that you have already applied for the job via another recruiter.
Before you spend time getting into the heavy stuff, make sure the recruiter is aware of the jobs you have already applied for.
3. The Job Advert
It looks like a brilliant job, but do you match what they are asking for?
If it’s unclear or you have questions, call the recruiter or hiring manager.
They may want to avoid these calls so email your questions first.
There’s no point in applying and receiving a ‘rejection letter’ or in many cases ‘no response’ at all.
You need to keep your confidence high and ready for the telephone or face to face interview!
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About the Author:
Jon D'Costa has been a Mortgage Industry Recruiter for 24 years. Jon previously worked as a Mortgage Advisor and managed a team of 30 mortgage advisors.