This has to be one of our most simple yet beneficial tips for talent considering a career move.

When you are actively researching and looking for a new job, you will send your CV to 2 or 3 carefully selected adverts in one session.

I’m really in demand so it doesn’t matter if I miss a few emails. I’m sick of all the emails and calls from “recruiters”.  Who cares if I miss the odd one…?

If you are among the best talent, you quickly enter the selection process with several organisations from that earlier research and application session.  You can be off market within 2-4 weeks, however it can take most people more than 3 months end to end.

You stop applying for jobs in week 1 of looking, as you are committed to the various organisations selection process who have been quick to respond credibly.  With life and your day job, you don’t have any more free time!

This hiring process sometimes take months, and then your find out ‘they promoted an internal candidate” or “recruitment goes on hold” or “there is something about your profile they now don’t like” which could have been established at CV / Resume stage, 3 months ago.

Spray & Pray

You are back to square one, having said “no” to several interview requests with competing organisations.  In frustration, and because you really need a new job by now, you start sending your Resume or CV to 30 adverts week.

If you care about quality in your life and work, then now isn’t the time to get all ego or blasé… the one job you really hoped to secure and interview for, may have emailed you back for a telephone interview and you missed it months ago…

BluZinc email Deliverability Score is 9.95 / 10.00

The tips are:

  • Use a dedicated careers search email address, which you set to receive ALL emails which is for jobs and careers only
  • Don’t change this email address, ever. Check it monthly, even when you are not looking
  • Search your inbox or spam folder daily with the organisations domain name your sent your CV to
  • Add the organisations domain to your safe list eg
  • If you are a perfect match (same industry or product or services knowledge), send a follow up email to the organisation, within 3 business days
  • Telephone 2 people withing the target company
  • Add them on LinkedIn
  • Always return an organisations call if they leave a voice mail.. even if you are under offer, as it may be a better fit and you might need them in the future

I wonder how many organisations might benefit in the war on talent if they apply some of these tips?  Even in a down turn, it is important to see every application and score it.  Just because recruiters are swamped with candidates, they need to review every single one, to make sure their competition don’t hire the best talent.

I would love to hear from anyone, who read this article and used any of these tips to uncover a hidden gem in their career search or an organisation who found a perfect candidate in their spam folder…

“It’s not how big your pipeline is; it’s what you do with it that counts!”,  Jonathan Pearson – CEO, BluZinc.

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