Being unemployed is a process that can lead to social, economic, and psychological problems. Due to the loss of income during the unemployment process and the changes in daily life, the candidate’s social life routines begin to transform over time. We know that even our sleeping and eating patterns will be shaped according to our employment status.
We don’t intend to claim that unemployment or the job search process is easy, nor do we intend to make a glorification of this process. On the contrary, we know the exhausting part of this process best. We are aware of the situation you are in during this process. That’s why we want to support you and help you realize the common misconceptions about the job search process. We are here for you.
There are certain patterns that everyone who is looking for a job memories, even if it is for a short period of time. We are sure that everyone who has been through this process has done research on what to do or what not to do when they go for an interview. Again, we are sure that if you do a detailed preparation for the position you will apply for instead of preparing for job interviews with unreliable sources, there is no job you cannot get when you go to the interview!
However, are you wondering why you have not been called for an interview despite the countless job applications you have made so far? More importantly; do you know what you did right and what you did wrong in the process until the interview? The answers you give to these questions mean more than “bad luck” in our opinion.
So, what do we suggest? Let’s take a look at this view from the other side…
The resume you submit when applying for a job is the most important data that provides preliminary information about who you are. Therefore, you should make sure that the resume you prepare fully reflects your talents, skills, and experiences. Trying to create a person you are not while preparing your CV will harm you in the long run. Once you have prepared your CV, stand in front of the mirror and try to examine yourself from the recruiter’s point of view. Think and ask: “Would you hire you?”. If your answer is “Yes”, you can continue applying with peace of mind.
What should you pay attention to when applying?
Examine the advertisements you apply for down to the finest detail. The company you are applying for, the position, the requirements of the position… For instance, if the advertisement requires graduation from a certain department or the presence of certain trainings/certificates; it is very likely that you will be caught in the filtering of the advertisement you are applying for. The same filtering may also apply to criteria such as experience, age, and location. When you’re applying for such vacancies with clear requirements, you may benefit from preparing an effective cover letter or adding details that will make you stand out in your CV.
The expected moment has arrived…
You received a call for an interview request from one of the countless applications you have made with an effective CV. However, you were not available to answer the call or you did not hear it. None of these possibilities are as important as you not returning the call or ignoring it. Remember, it is much more important that you are accessible in this process than that you are able to get what you want.
You heard the phone call and answered the call, but while talking on the phone, you had difficulty remembering which company or which position you applied for. It may be in your best interest not to let the person on the phone who requested an interview with you realize this. After agreeing to meet at a mutually convenient time, you can check the sites where you applied and find the necessary information for you.
Analyze yourself; who you are, what you like, your talents, skills, victories or defeats… Long story short; everything that makes you who you are… Who you don’t want to be is as important as who you want to be. Think long and hard about yourself. Remember that you know you best. As long as you are aware of yourself, believe us, you will love who you are.
Don’t worry about trying different paths and positions in the light of what you have learned and experienced in life. You should continue without despair and without giving up.
Remember that the paths to success are narrow paths to the top.