The Hunt : A Job for 2021

So I’m on the job hunt again. Being made redundant at the end of 2020.

Funny thing is, it’s not because of Covid-19.

Oh well. Shit happens.

So I’ve been applying like crazy to anything that I’d be suited to with my skillset.

Process is :

  1. Find suitable job listing
  2. Compare requirements to my skill set and experience
  3. Apply for position
  4. Wait.

….. and wait…. and wait…. and then an email arrives.

“Sorry, but your skillset does not match our clients requirements”

*blink*

I go back to the advert thinking Ive missed something.

Nope.

Advert asks for skills 1,2,3,4,5,6.

My CV shows my having skills 1,2,3,4,5,6.

I seem to be hitting this a LOT.

Am I too experienced for the position and theyre worried I’d get bored ? Have they listed the wrong skillset ? Or the wrong job ?

The other thing Im encountering, is the lack of personalized response as such. Sure, use a template, but make it seem personlized. Like using my name, or sending the response from a legitimate email address that I can reply to rather than a robot response via Seek.

The hunt continues…….