Optimized IT Resume in Hand but still Receiving Rejection Emails? 5 Tips for Improving Your Job Search Results
IT Job Search Tips
How to improve your IT job search.
The job search process can be a long, arduous journey. Applicants often receive an immediate rejection email or never hear anything about their application. Although optimizing your career documents to the target position is an essential step in your job search strategy, there are other factors that can affect your probability to be called for an interview. First and foremost, be patient and diligent. The old saying “patience is a virtue” has never been truer than when trying to land your ideal role.
Depending on the specific hiring company and the position you are applying for, each open position can have more than 250 applicants; of those, only 5-6 are interviewed and only 1 is hired. Many online sources such as recruiting agencies and tech communities suggest that most people spend an average of 2-4 months on their search effort, averaging 15-20 applications/week. Don’t let a few rejections discourage you from persevering!
Below are 5 helpful tips for improving your job search efforts.