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Mar 8, 2022

Job Application - Why Yours Was Rejected

 It is only following their job application has been denied, that most job seekers receive an insight on why their employment application failed.

Unfortunately this tells them that with some fore thought, they could have figured this out for themselves. Let me help you avoid these typical blunders, and give you some insider advise on how to optimise your job application success

Job Application: it's a personnel thing

All job applications do not start with the job seeker, but with the employer. A job is approved inside an organisation through the combination of two forces:

Business need

The manager of the team in which the job will be fulfilled

This is an essential insight, as it should tell you that the final decision on who is employed is made by that management, and that the successful job application will be deemed the most equipped to deliver the established business needs.

The result of these two forces is the creation of a job description, from which the job advert is derived. Only after the job is approved to this stage, does job application become a personnel process. But not realizing the human people entirely in the personal exchange - the manager and the successful jobholder - is a significant mistake of many job seekers

You and Your Job Search

A job application starts long before you start reading newspapers, prowling job sites, walking to the Job Centre or chatting to friends. Your job hunt starts with you, and a clear description of:

Who and what you are

What you hence offer

What you want to do/see yourself doing long term

If you don't know what you want to accomplish, then any job will suffice, and so multiple job application rejection will follow

Job Market testing

Although you now know what you want to accomplish, the jobs market may at that point in time not desire those exact abilities, in that search geography, for the pay level which makes economic sense to you. You need to test that the job market is giving that work at the proper salary level, and this is where the real advantage of the jobs board driven job search becomes obvious.

Go to your chosen jobs board, keeping the title/skills consistent and setting the pay level to zero. Then open the geographic search criteria till the result reveals at least 20 jobs. If you can't discover at least 20 acceptable jobs, then your ideal job today doesn't exist in the jobs market. Either: go back to stage1 and think of another interim step to your dream long term employment; wait three months; or tolerate frequent job application upset.

The second challenge at this time is having too many jobs to apply for. Again, go to your favourite jobs board, and if after filling in your desired criteria there are more than 100 job results returned, then go back and more clearly explain what you provide an employer/seek next and long term. Falling into any job will do syndrome indicates that you are not focusing adequately in the eyes of the employer on what you can do well/offer, and consequently will be rejected.

Professional CV

Although it disappoints me to say it, as a Professional CV Writer if you conduct your job hunt in a particular method, you don't actually need a Professional CV. But, for 95 percent of job applications, you will at some stage in the legal and legally specified HR process need a CV. In the current world, a one-size fits all CV just won't earn you the required telephone interview: the only output action required when an employer takes when presented with a decent CV.

If like many today you heard a friend or someone at a pub utilized a free template effectively to get employed, make sure you don't follow the herd: templates mean you don't stand out from the pack. Good Professional CV Writers develop engaging 2page documents that make employers pick up the telephone, because they indicate that the job seeker has the needed skills to suit the job description, and exhibit social fit with the organisation/manager. If your template doesn't, how ever attractive it is or however long your list of hobbies and interests, expect to be rejected

Job Application Form

The one thing that job seekers fail constantly to understand, and yet employment experts do, is that you can't beat the chances of where you find and how you apply for positions.

For instance, as an internal employee offered a promotion, your chances are 90 percent . For a known person interacting directly with a recruiting company, your chances are roughly 50 percent . Your best odds of getting employed via a public job advert, be that on a corporate website or via newspaper, are around 12 percent on average. Where as a "follow the process" application via a job sourced on a jobs board might potentially be as low as 2 percent

So why do so many job seekers think that they will be successful spending more than 10 percent o the time on jobs boards? Rejection is connected into and dictated by the location your discover jobs and how you apply

Job application confidence

This is the last point of job application rejection, and it is a common issue throughout the present job-seeking world: personal confidence. Job seeking in itself is a job, and it is a demanding one. There is research, marketing, paperwork, cold calling, direct costs and worst of the lot: a high level rejection. Even the successful job applicants will be rejected at least once, which suggests that their success ratio is 50 percent . I haven't yet met an unsuccessful job applicant who was in some way lacking in self-confidence. It is one of the reasons that I decided to in part cross the barrier and become a CV Writer, because globally in most job searches the CV is a common point. If you read through this essay, and are still wondering why you are rejected, then after gazing in the mirror get out with friends and family and remember what's essential. After taking a break for a day or two, then go back to looking for jobs with renewed zeal, and seek some support in your job search.

In Part2, we will cover the real job application procedure.

A job application is as easy as you make it for yourself, however the one important piece of inside advise you should take to avoid job application disappointment: if you don't know you, what you offer, and what you want to do, then you will be: REJECTED!

Good Luck!