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A Little Trick
It seems like many people get stumped by the new world of job searching with everything happening online. Often websites say to just send your resume and cover letter, and there's no need to contact anyone directly. I found ways to still make contact and I think that's what got me interviews.
I was looking for a teaching job and the common website, called Edzapp, told us to submit our info to the open positions but didn't encourage calling or emailing. In small writing there was often a contact name in case of questions--usually a secretary/receptionist, not a principal. In a school, it's often the receptionists who run everything anyway. I would write an email or call this person and ask if my application was complete, or ask a more specific question about my application (not a cold call or anything pushy). They were always friendly and helpful, and by contacting them, I not only had a name, but I made sure my application was viewed by someone. They would remember my name and my application when talking with the hiring staff. I think this makes people stand out in a world of online applications.
posted 2 years, 2 months ago
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