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Applying Strategies

Before you say you "can't get hired," try out ALL of these methods first:

The Career Island Guide to Applying

Results MAY vary, however my clients and I get hired using these strategies and so can you!

The best time to apply to jobs is late on Sunday nights because statistically, people open up their emails to most on Monday mornings at 10:50 am. Your goal in the job search is to get your resume and application viewed and applying LATE ON SUNDAY NIGHT is the best time window to increase your chances of getting a callback for an interview. (I also like Wednesdays before 1 pm as well)

I apply to jobs every Sunday night and post results across all my social media platforms to prove that my tips actually work in increasing callback ratios and interview offers in REAL time. I like to show the results of my expert knowledge and success at getting hired quickly and efficiently to help others see how easy it "can" be if you apply the tips and get BUSY!

MANY times during job hunts I have received offers within 2-3 days of applying/interviewing.

I encourage everyone to test out my strategies below.

Step 1

Social Media Scrub

Do a scrub of all your social media platforms for 'foul play' and make sure that each one looks presentable to a potential Employer or you may wish to go private during the candidate selection process because people definitely Google potential employees

Step 2

Specifically Tailored Resume

Every time you apply to a new position, make sure that you update your resume to match the keywords of the specific job vacancy announcement that you're interested in applying to (at the very least, change the titles, years of exp., and skills)

Step 3

Email Them Directly

Do not just rely on the job site! Always email your resume and cover letter documents directly to the CEO, Human Resources Authorities, Recruiters, and any other Decision-Makers at the company that you can find on LinkedIn or their website

Step 4

Optimize Your LinkedIn

Update your LinkedIn Profile like this: remove company names from your headline and just put the job title you want, upload a relevant CLEAR banner, fill out the about & work history, add 5+ skills, put education, and increase connections, then ENGAGE

Step 5

Network on LinkedIn

After you have an optimized LinkedIn Profile, you will be more attractive to the Recruiters in your field, so use it to reach out to Decision-Makers and HR Managers (ASK THEM how to get hired at their companies and who to send your information to)

Step 6

Call the Company

If you apply to jobs with specifically tailored resume templates and still don't hear back from the Employer? Locate the company's contact number and call them so you can ask about the status of your application (also ask who is in charge of candidate selection)

Step 7

Check the #Hashtags

If you are struggling to find positions to apply to, I post compiled lists of 100% remote opportunities that I find weekly on LinkedIn with the hashtag #jobhunt2023 - type that tag in the search bar and follow it because you can sift through jobs there

Step 8

Ask the Employees

The easiest way to get hired is to get an internal employee to refer you to the Decision-Makers because MOST open positions are not posted online (get on the inside by making connections with people who already went through the process)

Step 9

Don't Give Up

It should NOT take you "that" long to hear back from a company if you are following all these tips, but do NOT stop trying to get hired - if you are still on the job market after taking ALL these tips... ask to go on coffee chats with professionals in your network


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