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Should I Apply For it, Just Because?

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by Tammy Harvey

25 days ago

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Job hunting can be stressful. It can be frustrating and it can also seem time consuming. Although you may be desperate to leave your current role, or urgently trying to find one to get back into the workforce, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should be applying for every role advertised. Here’s why.

We’re asked for specific requirements

Often if we are advertising a role requiring a person to have specific experience or skills, there’s not a lot of room for movement. You might be a fast learner, but the hiring manager usually has advised us that they do not have time and they want someone specifically with the traits listed.

It’s time-wasting

If you’re applying for every role that is advertised, even if you do not possess the skills or experience required, it’s an unproductive use of your time and then this feeds onto the hiring manager and the recruiter

It’s time consuming

Depending on the role, job seekers will often tailor their resume to highlight transferrable skills. If you’re making these amendments for every single role for which you are applying and you still don’t meet the  ‘must-have’ requirements, you’re using up your precious time unnecessarily!

If you’re looking for work but don’t fit the requirements for the roles advertised, that’s when it is a good idea to register with a recruiter. Give us a call or send through an email on our online enquiry form to get you started with your job search today.

So the answer to the original question, ‘Should I apply for it, just because?’ Ultimately it’s up to you, but I would advise not to. Don’t apply for any role if you do not meet the majority of what is being specified. Register with the agency. That way, we can have your file on record so when a role does become available, you will be front and centre if the role suits what you’re looking for and matches your skillset.  

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