If you’re wondering why you’re not getting replies to your job applications, this is the perfect article for you.
Firstly, let us share a little secret. Everyone who submitted a job application (ever!) knows this pain. We have all been there at some point in our lives and we know what’s it like not to get a reply.
So, if you want to learn how to avoid huge disappointment and fix a few very common errors, keep on reading!
Part I: Organize your CV
You’ve polished your CV and started applying for jobs. That’s amazing and well done to you! If you haven’t used a professional CV writer, huge congratulations are in order. Writing a CV is not an easy thing to do.
Whoever tried it, knows what we are talking about. A lot of time and effort goes into putting together a high-quality CV that will bring results.
Once you prepared your CV and everything looks good to go, you’re super proud! You feel comfortable with it and you’re sure you ticked all the boxes. Everything is done and you feel ready! You’re confident your CV will bring you results so you start browsing and applying for jobs.
Part II: Time for an audit
You’re over the moon with the fact you completed the most challenging task in your job search. Everything is ready on time. Once your CV is ready, you start applying for jobs. Of course, you keep accurate records of job postings that were interesting enough for you to apply. You do not want to be caught off guard so you are doing things right.
But…something is off. It’s been 3 months and you received 0 interview invitations. It’s time to face the music – your CV is not as good as you thought it is!
It is impossible to know what went wrong, but here are some of the main things that can happen:
- poorly structured cover letter (so the person doesn’t even open your CV)
- not enough emphasis on your relevant skills for the job
- you didn’t present your educational background adequately
- CV is not reader-friendly (it is difficult to follow/read)
- you didn’t have actual relevant work experience for the job
- the email address in your CV is not the one you’re using (YES, this actually happens – people provide incorrect email addresses!)
- you’ve missed the deadline for the application
Part III: Ask for help
If you double-checked all the above-mentioned points and you still get 0 replies – hire a professional! Having someone who can be completely objective when it comes to your CV helps a lot.
There are plenty of online templates and tips available, but they don’t help much if you don’t know how to utilize them. If you want to get ahead in your career or change your job, check out our CV Writing Services.