Okay, so I’m trying not to come across too negatively here , but I see it on a daily basis so I think it’s about time I let the cat out of the bag on why you aren’t getting your foot in the door or possibly even a rejection email from Employers in Wagga Wagga.
It’s all about the approach. Okay, so you go through the usual steps of sending a generic CV and Cover Letter to an employer and then sit around for a couple of weeks, then a few weeks more wondering what the hell is going on, or for some maybe not even wondering at all.
Make your approach personalised. Email the hiring manager directly with an email that won’t put them to sleep, be genuine and unique and show them that you really do want to make that little bit of an extra effort to form the foundations of a successful relationship.
Time and time again we see the candidates that have the best initial approach end up gaining the position. The little things count.
This doesn’t have to be a long and drawn out email, maybe just a brief introduction showing your excitement in applying for the role followed by a few dot points confirming that your skill set, experience and ambitions are in line with the role they’re trying to fill.
Follow up with a phone call, I dare you ha!
I’d say maybe one in ten applicants would call to have a quick chat over the phone and build a little bit of rapport, this works wonders in gaining an interview. You don’t want to bombard the hiring manager with stupid questions that have already been answered in the advert but make a list of intelligent questions that start a conversation on the role, if you’re up for it even follow up after that with an email thanking them for their time. This really sets you up for a positive first impression.
Don’t get me wrong, I do come across some awesome applications and follow up calls/emails so there is some hope.
Get back to the basics, use your manners, have patience, always follow up in the right way and you’ll nearly be certain to at least get in front of that particular hiring manager.
If you want to sit down and have a chat about your approach to gaining a role and how we can help, then get in touch with us today.
On the other hand, if you need staff then give me a buzz or drop me an email, we have the candidates with the right approach up our sleeves.
I’m sure it may be totally different in the metro markets with the sheer number of applicants per role and availability of positions so this is limited to what I’ve seen here locally in Wagga Wagga.
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