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 :
- Find suitable job listing
- Compare requirements to my skill set and experience
- Apply for position
….. and wait…. and wait…. and then an email arrives.
“Sorry, but your skillset does not match our clients requirements”
I go back to the advert thinking Ive missed something.
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…….