Secrets of the Job Hunt


Friday, November 30, 2007

When applying, ignore the dates on jobs

One of the issues that's been bugging me lately is the job seeker's hesitancy to apply to jobs more than a week or two old. If a job is not "fresh" to them they tend to stop applying.

What they don't realize however is that a company's hiring process is typically a long drawn out process. It may take them weeks before they even start interviewing.

Just because a job listing is two weeks old DOES NOT mean the employer received all the resumes they needed. In fact, just the opposite may have occurred. Why? Sometimes a job just doesn't pull in enough resumes at the start.

Then as it gets pushed down in the job board listings it gets less and less applicants. The moral of this story is this --- ALWAYS APPLY! No matter how old the job may seem, you just don't know if the ad attracted enough quality resumes.

1 comment:

Citizen Driven said...

I have been gone through the interview process several times. All recruiting processes take time. For example, FedEx takes about 3 months for someone to get hired. If you go in for an interview one day, and are hired the next, you are either the best candidate out there or they are desperate for people. This can be a good or bad thing. Job interviewing is a long process, and the better jobs are found when you are employed. Often times, if you are unemployed, you are worried and will take a job at the snap of a finger. Patience is a virtue.

Mike Grant