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3 Tips to End Job Application Silence

Published on: 2 Apr 2020

Have you been submitting job applications and not hearing anything back? It happens to everyone at one point or another for a number of reasons. There could be a large number of candidates applying for the role and the employer may not have enough staff to manage responses to everyone, the applicant tracking system could have rejected your application due to a formatting issue or lack of a keyword. There are various reasons for the silence but how you handle it is the main thing.

Here are 3 tips to make the most of the silence after applying for a job:

1.Follow-up. Identify the hiring manager and use LinkedIn to send him/her an email restating your interest and qualifications for the position. If you can’t identify the hiring manager connect with the HR department directly.

2.Review your CV. Pay particular attention to key words used in job ads and make sure your CV reflects those words as well.

3.Stay positive and keep applying. Never take it personally if you do not receive a response. Your qualifications may not have matched what was actually needed so you can move on and focus on a job that is a much better fit for you.

Finding a job hard work, there are going to be ups and downs. The goal is to work through them and try to learn from them. What tips do you have to work through the silence after applying for a job?