3 Reasons You Should NOT Apply Online
It seems like now more than ever, companies are encouraging you to APPLY ONLINE. It makes a lot of sense, as hiring managers are relying on digital job boards more than ever before. All it takes is a few clicks of a button and you have “applied” at several companies all throughout your area. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone to start ringing.
Yet do you ever feel like all of these online applications are getting you nowhere? You’ve spent all day clicking through Indeed, spamming companies with your resume, and sending out cover letters, but you still haven’t scheduled an interview?
With such a focus on applying online, there’s some reason to believe that it’s time to consider going old-school and getting out there in the real world during your job search. Here are three reasons why you should consider ditching online applications and hitting the pavement during your next job search.
Online resumes get lost in the shuffle
It is so easy to apply online that your resume ends up getting lost in the mix of hundreds of candidates. You may meet every requirement for the position and have every reason to feel confident in your chances; however, many perfectly good resumes get glanced over too quickly (or even ignored altogether) when working online. When you apply in person, you are sure to receive a clear answer about the job.
Many employers are getting ghosted by applicants
In 2021, many employers were scheduling interviews, only to find that the candidates did not show up. By walking in with your resume, these employers are guaranteed to speak to a candidate. While it may seem like an outdated tactic, if you show the initiative to show up in person and follow up respectfully, this could be a good way to make an impression with hiring manager.
Job fairs are making a comeback
After an extended period with limited in person events, more and more companies are hosting job fairs and employment fairs to find employees. These are great opportunities to get your foot in the door with companies that are actively hiring.
Now I know we just said how great the “in-person” job hunting experience is, but getting online can still be a great tool as well. If you are looking for your next job, share this blog with a friend and then head over to www.accurateusa.com to learn about our wide ranging pool of positions across the country. Or, if you’re sold on visiting in-person, stop by any of our local branches for one-on-one consultation with our team or give us a call at 833-GO-4-JOBS to get started today!