Nov 14, 2016 12:01 PM EST
Job Ads: Which Ones are Worth Applying?
If you have been spending quite a while looking for a job, you might find yourself just jumping from one job ad to another. And it's imperative for you to discern the ones that can give you higher chances of getting hired instead of just ticking on apply for every job title that you think you have done before.
You should know how many companies have been using automated job application system and this means that your resumes are not really being read. Instead of applying to the job ad directly, it is better to look for the hiring manager you can contact, and here are some of the things you need to look into to distinguish if they are worth your time and are worth applying.
Take a look at the job ads posted by the companies who use their own name in a job ad. You would know that they are sincerely looking for talented people if they took the time to write the job ad, like if it sounds personalized and conversational.
The employers you should be applying to are also not the one that demand you to please them with your qualifications. Instead, they should sound inviting and convincing enough to make you want to work for them. They should also be selling the opportunities and the career growth they can provide you. If you have found job ads like these, you can now go ahead and check on their website.
What you should be looking into is that their website should be updated. You can also do further checking in LinkedIn about the company's profile as well as its employees profiles. That should tell you a lot. Glassdoor can also help give you an idea about what their previous employees has to say about the company.
It's important to make sure you find the ones who are worth sending your resume and pain letters to, because these are the ones who will be worth your talent as well.
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