When applying for jobs there's one thing you might be doing that you may not be aware of that's hurting your chances of getting an interview let alone getting hired.
You are applying for jobs online and there's an organization you're really interested in working for, however there's a posting for a role that's exactly what you're looking for. As you keep looking you see there are multiple postings at the same company. Sounds perfect! You figure you are going to give yourself the best chance of getting hired by this company and you're going to apply for them all. But hold on this is actually a mistake in most cases. Multiple applications to the same organization may actually be hurting your chances by diluting and cheapening your potential value proposition. Almost every organization has what's called an
applicant tracking system or an ATS. Applicant tracking systems are tools used to track and log applications and candidates throughout the recruiting process. Simply put they already know all the jobs you've applied
for and when you apply so if you've applied to three four or more jobs at the organisation, you're actually hurting your chances.
Instead to give yourself the best shot, apply online to the one role you really want and use your cover letter to address your unique selling proposition. You can outline how your skills and knowledge can apply to multiple roles. This shows you're interested in working for the company rather than just desperately applying for a job you see. Another key thing people often overlook when looking for a job is making inroads with someone at the organization you wish to work for. Only sending out resumes to online job postings can be long and a frustrating process and you can greatly increase your chances of getting hired by getting out there and making people connections instead of job applications. Job search is a contact sport and if someone at a company knows you can vouch for you and put a face to your name you will be miles ahead of your
We hope this tip helps you in your job search.