4 Outdated Job Search Tactics You Should Stop Doing Now

Guest post by Aaron Ramsey

If you are having a hard time getting an interview after sending out numerous applications to various companies, it may be time to switch tactics. It may be hard to accept that you yourself might be the cause of your constant rejection by potential employers. However, if you take time to evaluate the tactics you have been using and make changes, your job may be right around the corner.

If you’re guilty of any of the job search tactics below, follow the tips to increase your chances of being called for an interview and getting hired.

1. You respond to job advertisements after deadline

Most hiring managers get thousands of applications for each job advert they place on different platforms, making it a tedious task to sift through and pick out the best ones to call for interviews. If you send in your application as early as possible, you have a better chance of it getting looked at and even added onto the pile of those that will be called for interviews.

2. You respond only to vacancies advertised online

A huge number of jobs are never advertised online. Restricting your job applications to vacancies that are advertised online reduces your chances of finding a job. It is important for you as a job seeker to use every avenue possible to connect with people that can get you hired. Apart from jobs advertised online, there are positions posted in newspapers, job boards at physical locations and even available at companies where friends or family are employed.

3. You send out a standard cover letter or resume

Every job vacancy has a different set of needs that cannot be answered by the same cover letter or even revenue. It is therefore important to modify your resume to match their needs and even go further in explaining how you’d be a great fit and benefit the company if hired.

4. You are not flexible

As technology continues to become part of our day to day activities, it is likely that some jobs may be phased out by companies. Fortunately, this phasing out has resulted in the springing up of new careers that you can take up with your experience. However, if you are unable to make the necessary changes for the new job, you will likely be unemployed for a while.

Discarding these out-of-date tactics when searching for employment and adopting those that have been proven to work is the first step towards getting hired to do your dream job.

Aaron Ramsey is the owner and writer for Eapplicants.com: an online resource for job seekers to find all the information they need on today’s largest companies.

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