It is a problem that is prevalent and something most job seekers face, without realising it, namely applying for a job, when it is a complete waste of their time. So, in this article, I’m going to share the tell-tale signs of when you need to step back, investigate, reconsider, or not bother applying for a job. Why?
- Your sanity demands it (there is only so many job rejections you can take); and
- Job-hunting is time consuming enough, with each individual application taking anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 days if applying for a government job. So, you need to stop wasting time on job applications that won’t result in a job interview.
Tell-tale sign #1 Ageism
If specific language geared for young people is used in the job advertisement and you are hitting the 40 years mark, you should reconsider whether it is worth applying for the job.[Read more…]