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What am I doing wrong when trying to get a job?

I've been trying to get a job but business never respond back to me. What am I doing wrong? I've been using LinkedIn, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter.

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-Brody

Thank you comment icon Hi Brody! You are not doing anything wrong. Businesses tend to be very picky with who they are hiring. Are you being honest in your applications? Try also looking at job descriptions to better understand the job requirements. Hope this helped a little! Kayla

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Chittra’s Answer

Hey Brody,

Here's hoping you land your dream job soon! Remember, a referral from someone already in the field could give you a leg up.

If there's a specific job or industry you're passionate about:
1. Start building relevant skills - consider getting certified, taking on freelance projects, or gaining experience through internships.
2. Show off these skills on your resume to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the subject matter.
3. Spruce up your LinkedIn profile with endorsements from your colleagues.
4. Start networking on LinkedIn - follow and engage with individuals and companies that pique your interest.
5. Keep your eyes peeled for walk-in job fairs in your area, if any.

Best of luck,
Chittra M
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Enise’s Answer

Hello Brody,

You need to send an email to the recruiter, or you can go to that company you apply for your role. Linkedin is overrated to apply for the job you wanted; yet the thing is that it is not going to work. You may need your Resume and Cover Letter with you.

Either you can;

Sample email to send your resume for the job,

Introduce yourself
And tell why you applied for
And show them your attached resume to the email
Tell your prior experience(s) (volunteering, internship etc.)
Give them your contact details


Sample email to send your resume to recruiter,

Introduce yourself
And tell why you are interested in
Send your attached resume to the email
Say what you believe, do your abilities after taking that role
Give details about your prior experience(s)
And give them your contact details

Sample email Cover Letter with attached Resume,

Tell why you are applying to the company for the role
Send your attached resume with Cover Letter on the same document.
Give them your contact details, and your current address

You may need to wait a bit. If you have not received any feedback or respond from them, send “Thank You For Considering My Resume Email Template” email;

Thank them for considering your application (give your position name if you are working at the moment - if not, you may need pass this one)
Tell what you feel about your application and tell them why you want to take that role (write in formal language), and please them to receive (interview) feedback from them
Give your contact details

I hope this helps.
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Cung’s Answer

I gather you're on the hunt for an entry-level role. While you haven't specified a field, that's not a problem. Entry-level opportunities often come through internships, apprenticeships, or development programs. Don't overlook usajobs.gov either, where you can find GS5/7 level positions with the federal government.

Though the job market may seem a bit sluggish at the moment, it's important to remember that there's always a demand for individuals with your vibrant energy, tenacity, and contemporary skills. Keep up the momentum, continue your job search, and make sure to let your network know that you're open to opportunities. Don't forget to showcase your profile on LinkedIn and other job platforms like Indeed and Glassdoor.

Remember, patience, persistence, and positivity are your best allies in this journey. With your determination, you're bound to land a great opportunity soon. Wishing you the best of luck!
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neil’s Answer

job search can be very frustrating & many businesses sadly do not respond to applicants. I think its very important for you to follow up with the business rather than wait for them to follow up with you. If the business has already filled the position ask if you can contact them in the future and/or if they can keep your info on file. Ask why your application was unsuccesful - this will help you in your future searches
Also...have someone look over your application, cover letter & your resume - they may be able to help improve.
Stay positive & persistent the right opportunity is out there for you.
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Alex’s Answer

Hi Brody,

First, it's an tough job market with more people in the market looking for jobs than usual (especially with recent layoffs) and less jobs than in many sectors. This might be a contributing factor to the difficulty in your job search.

Another contributing factor to the difficult in the job search could be a mismatch in the jobs you are applying for vs the experience you have. Many jobs have a list of experience they are looking for at the bottom of the job. If you are applying for these without that experience many recruiters won't even look at your resume or you may be filtered out about the job platform.

It might be a good idea to have someone you trust and has seen some success in a similar job to take a look at your resume and give you some feedback on what could be better adapted for the types of jobs you are applying to.

Lastly, with platforms like LinkedIn many jobs get 1,000+ applicants. There is a high degree of randomness in this process so try not to get discouraged. Many people apply to ~100+ jobs before they get an actual offer from any company. It's a tough job market, focus on getting your resume 1% better every day and applying to at least 3 jobs a day.

You got this!
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L’s Answer

Job hunting can be incredibly frustrating and a long process. My only advice would be to try as best as possible to apply to jobs that are in line with your experience (as documented in your resume) AND to update/improve your resume. If you haven't already, reach out to peers or friends and ask them to review your resume. You could be working with a resume that doesn't articulate your skills clearly. If there are opportunities to go to career fairs with your school, I would suggest that as it is a great way to get a name of a recruiter that can help you.
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