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Searching for a job – PLEASE THINK WHEN YOU APPLY!!!

by Scott Fiore, TriStarr Staffing

I’m starting my week frustrated! My company decided to offer a free seminar for job seekers and we have advertised it in various places, social media, job boards etc.

I received some responses over the weekend – the problem is – I don’t know what to do with them!!! The candidates simply sent me a resume. I don’t know if they are interested in the seminar or were just sending a resume. They didn’t take the time to write a message, they didn’t take the time to tell me something about themselves. Unfortunately for these candidates, they may not be chosen to attend the seminar (we have limited space). And – this is no different than what may happen when they are applying for a position.

My favorite of these candidates was the one who had spam blocking turned on so that when I took the time to respond to her – I HAD TO DO EXTRA WORK AND COMPLETE A FORM SO MY EMAIL COULD GO THROUGH. Believe me folks – this would be a turn off, and really – do you want to risk a recruiter or hiring manager simply saying to themselves – “forget this candidate” and move to the next?

PLEASE THINK when you are applying for a position, whether it be via the web, email, a job board, whatever – please take the time to write short note. Make it easy for people who want to contact you. Turn the spam filter on after you’ve gotten a job. You never know who’s email you’ll miss.

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