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How did you learn to fill out a job application?
First you must be truthful. Look at your assets, what do you do best, then look at what the future employer’s needs and fit the two together as best you can. On any job application or any correspondence try to master the King’s English to your very best ability. This is especially important if the new job requires communication interfacing with other people outside your company.
How long does it typically take to receive a response after applying to a job online? Does it vary by industry, or is it typically consistent?
Thanks for the A2A!As Stephen and Ingrid have already said, you won't get a reply unless they want to bring you in for an interview. Sometimes the process is fast, where applicants get notification in a few days for an interview, other times it can be a long time. I've heard of friends getting invited to interviews months after submitting applications. Some employers advertise positions, put those applications in a big database, then search them when there is an opening. A want ad doesn't always mean they have an open position right now. I know it sucks not getting any feedback. An automated email saying "nope, we don't want to interview you" would be nice so at least you know where you stand. Unfortunately that is one of the many faults in the hiring process. Best of luck!
How do I fill out an application form for a job at Aersopostale?
Here's a website for you that has information about working at Aeropostale: AéropostaleOne of the answers in the FAQ says that you should visit the store that you'd like to work at so that you can meet the manager and fill out an application. They don't have online applications or printable ones, so going to the store seems like the only option.Good luck! :)
How many job applications do I need to fill out in order to be hired at any job?
I think you’re asking the wrong question. Let me explain.Some things in life are a numbers game, and some games have higher hit rates than others.Gambling, for example, has a very low hit rate and low odds of winning (1 in a million or worse), no matter how many times you do it. Slot machines are designed to fuck you.On the other hand, if you are trying to pick up a girl at the bar, you could get lucky on the first try or it might take you ten to twenty cheesy pick up lines, largely depending on your strategy, quality of your pick up lines and perhaps what cologne you’re wearing.I recommend Burberry.Even better, if you have a wing man to “introduce” you to the other girl, a la Game, come prepared with jokes/stories, focus on her friend and deploy psychological tactics, buy her drinks, don’t make a complete ass of yourself or come off as to desperate, visit several bars in one night… then you’ll probably increase your odds.Picking up girls, like applying for jobs, can be easily mistaken for a “numbers” game but there are clearly strategies you can identify and employ to increase your likelihood of success.“I’m not just a number, you little cockboy!”Back to jobs. So, unfortunately just “sending” job application falls into a pure numbers game. I have a friend who sent over 200 applications, despite having a nice resume, and didn’t get a response for hardly anything. I think he was invited to one interview and failed.Most HR won’t review your resume because their reviewal system is fucked, or inefficient. Or maybe they have someone they are already interviewing, and its not a priority. Or they have a bias and read something on your resume that immediately turned them off. Or maybe they’re racist. Who knows.The solution? Look at other ways to “boost” your application, or other ways in. Here are some ideas:Forget quantity. Focus on quality. Don’t send 200 resumes — just don’t do it.Include a detailed, personal cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role/company, and why you think you can add value. Tell them why you have always wanted to work at the company, and why you have a strong work ethic to get shit done. Find the email address of the HR person (you can use a tool like Rapportive thats free) or send them an inmail on Linkedin.Call the company. Most people are afraid of doing this or don’t bother, and you will most certainly stand out in an employers eyes if you do this. Find the number of the company, call in, ask for HR or the hiring manager. Basically summarize what you’ve written in your cover letter, except in shorter words, and tell them why you’re so interested in their business. Ask them to meet.Letter: Physically post your cover letter and resume to their address. This will get their attention. Kill some trees, it’s worth it.Network: Go to networking events. This will increase your chances of finding a job in general, or meeting someone who is connected to the company you are interested in and can therefore give you a referral.Persistence: I have always gotten an interview request for any job I have applied to, or at least a casual meeting, because I was persistent and creative. I wrote a good cover letter, followed up, called in directly to the company, sent written thank you letters, and asked to be referred.Sending resumes and clicking “apply” is easy and won’t get you anywhere. The above tips take more time, effort, and several tries to see their effectiveness. But they sure as hell beat applying to hundreds of jobs online aimlessly. I guarantee you’ll get some results if you give them a shot!Good luck!“Moshi moshi Mr. CEO, I’d sent my resume previously through your website with no response, so wanted to follow up and express my sincere interest in applying for a job at your company. I’d love the opportunity to meet you in person to discuss further. How’s this Wednesday at 4pm at your office?”
Is it ok to fill out an online job application for your mother as she hasn't got a clue how to do it?
Original question: Is it ok to fill out an online job application for your mother as she hasn't got a clue how to do it?Is she aware of you doing so? Does she consent to you doing so? Is she with you as you’re doing so? If all of this is true… then yes its perfectly fine. Essentially you’re filling out the application on her behalf. Strictly speaking it would be better if you guided her through the process and helped her fill in the applications. Yes it will take a lot longer but then she may also gain an understanding on how to do it on her own if she should ever have the need to do so.On the other hand if she’s not aware and she therefore can’t consent (as in you’re doing it without her permission and knowledge).. that’s something else entirely.
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