Is finding the right job a “numbers game?”
We don’t think so!
Many job seekers believe that the more applications they send out, the greater their chances of landing an interview. While that may be true, you have to wonder: with so little effort going into selecting opportunities, what are the chances of landing an interview for a job you actually want?
At Berks & Beyond, we advise our candidates to be focused and selective when applying to jobs:
It’s less frustrating.
If you spend your weekend applying to as many positions as possible, it will make you feel productive and confident.
But if you aren’t a good fit for those jobs, chances are slim that you’ll get a call for an interview. All the effort you put into uploading your resume countless times, tweaking your cover letter and filling in required fields will have been in vain. That’s pretty frustrating – and not the most productive use of your time.
It’s more efficient.
If, on the other hand, you invest more time in uncovering opportunities and researching them thoroughly to determine if they’re a good fit, you’ll be much more successful. Sure, you’ll apply to far fewer jobs, but you’ll be able to devote more attention to creating a high quality application for each. And as we all know, a fully customized application, resume and cover letter are much more likely to get a hiring manager’s attention than a “one size fits all” submission.
Furthermore, when you do get called in for an interview, it will be for a job you’re really interested in – and one for which you’re qualified.
Makes sense, right?
So do yourself a favor. Limit the number of jobs you apply to, only investing your time and energy into positions that are a great fit. Oh, and if you don’t want to go it alone, just register with Berks & Beyond. With locations throughout central and southern Pennsylvania, we can connect you to a wide range of jobs and assignments with leading employers.
And we’ll never waste your time. We’ll only contact you with opportunities that fit your skills, experience, interests and work preferences. Want to see what we have to offer? Search jobs here or give us a call.