I have already sent 100 CVs and no response! What to do?

If no company has contacted you for two or three months from sending several dozen CVs, it’s time to analyze the situation. There are many reasons why you don’t get answers and it’s worth finding out where you are making a mistake. Let’s look at a few of them:

1. Technical Problems

Maybe your e-mails do not reach the recipients . Try to send your CV to friends and ask if they received it, could open it and if the CV looked correct. Maybe you’re sending your CV in an unusual format, or your email address is landing on a spam list of recipients?
It may also be that your CV lacks a clause on consent to the processing of personal data . In this case, even interested employers cannot contact you

2. formal problems

Analyze the content of ads you responded to. Do you always meet formal requirements? Of course, sometimes employers expect too much and it is worth sending a CV even when the employer expects two years of experience and you have only 18 months of work behind the job. However, if the advertisement clearly states that you need a driving license, specialized education or fluent language – then no response can be the reason that you are sending your CV to inappropriate positions.
If you are just starting your professional career, find in your life so far elements that you can consider as your first professional experience. Especially if they correspond to the job you are applying for. Maybe you were the chairman of the class, you played in a band, did RPG sessions? You can use all this as experience in your CV
See also if you are sending the right photo . If you are looking for a job as a salesman, and in the photo you have long hair, an earring in the chin, nose and eyebrow and you are all bleak and dark, then you may not fall convincingly. The employer does not know you and does not know that inside you are a docile, nice young man who has already cut his hair and for a year likes pinks.

3. substantive problems

Check if your CV and Cover Letter are spelled correctly . Even if you have dyslexia, each editor has spell checking options. A CV sent with spelling mistakes will disqualify a candidate for many positions.
Also check your CV for black holes. If you had a break from work, write directly for what reason. If you worked abroad, write about it as well. And so they will ask you about it at the meeting, and an incomplete CV suggests that the candidate has something to hide.
If you have personalized your Cover Letter by directing it to a specific company (as it should be done), check if you accidentally send an application addressed to another company . Remember that for an employer his company is the most important and if he reads in your letter: “I am sure that work in company X (and here the name of the competition) will meet my expectations and allow me to grow …” he will probably not call you.

A good solution in the absence of a response is also a visit to the Labor Office and meeting with a vocational counselor. Such a person will help and determine your predispositions and may indicate the direction of further search. Take your resume to it – it may notice errors that you haven’t seen.


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