t is only once their job application has been rejected, that most job seekers get an insight in why their job application failed.
Unfortunately this tells them that with some fore thought, they could have figured this out for themselves. Let me help you avoid these common mistakes, and give you some insider advice on how to maximise your job application success
Job Application: it’s a personnel thing
All job applications do not start with the job seeker, but with the employer. A job is approved inside an organisation through the combination of two forces:
The manager of the team in which the job will be IT fulfilled
This is an important insight, as it should tell you that the final decision on who is employed is made by that manager, and that the successful job applicant will be considered the most able to deliver the defined business requirements.
The result of these two forces is the creation of a job description, from which the job advert is derived. Only after the job is approved to this stage, does job application become a personnel process. But not recognising the human beings wholly in the personal exchange – the manager and the successful jobholder – is a key mistake of many job applicants
You and Your Job Search
A job application starts long before you start reading newspapers, crawling job boards, trudging to the Job Centre or chatting to friends. Your job search starts with you, and a clear definition of:
Who and what you are
What you hence offer
What you want to do/see yourself doing long term
If you don’t know what you want to do, then any job will do, and hence multiple job appli