ago a job-seeker posted this question to a LinkedIn group, “Why is it so hard
nowadays to get a job on purchasing I know I’m good but no one gives me an
opportunity?” – This exact same question is asked by so many other job-seekers
in every industry.
confusing is that the majority of the people who responded blamed the economy
and the employers hiring policies, and some started digressing on how employers
no longer bother contact applicants to explain why they weren’t chosen.
true that there aren’t as many jobs in most professions as there were in the
past, other than in new industries and technologies, especially as you’re climbing
the career ladder and want a higher level position with a higher salary level.
seekers tend to forget is it doesn’t matter if there aren’t that many jobs out
there for everyone. What their mind-set needs to be is, “How do I find the one
job out there that interests me and how do I get that employer to take notice
and hire me.”
is to be conscious of how you present yourself all the time, a lesson the person
who asked this question clearly never learned.
question, we can see a job seeker asking a question to group members who are possible
hiring managers, recruiters, and people who are sources to network with.
the audience, look closely at the question; not the context but the grammar and
what qualifications this person has, in most minds this candidate is an un-hireable
turn-off. Why, because they showed a lack of communication skills which are
essential to every employer.
lesson we hope other job seekers take from this is that you have to be careful
about everything you put in writing, such as your resume, cover letters and
thank you letters, social media and LinkedIn profiles, and especially your comments
in group discussions.
post intelligent and articulate questions and answers, people will take notice and
they won’t be afraid to reach out to you if they’re hiring, or to refer you to
someone who is. Why, because you showed them that you are thoughtful and
possess some field expertise and these are qualities that make someone hireable.
other hand, if a job seeker posts a poorly worded question or answer, or if
they vent and ramble rather than offer serious feedback, people will think you are
un-hireable no matter what your qualifications are.
words may be forgotten or explained as being misunderstood, but when people see
it in writing this is not really the case.