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Applying to Places Not Hiring: A Wise Move or Not?

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Are you in desperate need of a job? If you are currently unemployed or if you truly think that your current job is making you “crazy,” you may be due for a new job. When it comes to finding a new job, especially in a hurry, there are many individuals who think that the more job applications they fill out or the more resumes they submit, the better their chances of finding a new job. But, what about the employers who are currently not hiring? If you are wondering whether or not you should fill out a job application or submit your resume to a place that isn’t hiring, you are not alone.

 

When it comes to determining whether or not you should submit a job application or drop off your resume to a place that isn’t hiring, there are a number of important factors that need to be taken into consideration. Perhaps, the most important factor is if you know for sure they are not hiring. When it comes to filling out job applications, there are many applicants who try and determine, upfront, whether or not there are any positions available. If you happen to stop by a local business or call to ask about hiring and get a negative response, you may not want to submit an application anyways, especially if you gave your name. This tends to create a bad impression; an impression that states that you don’t necessarily listen to what you are being told.

Now, there is a difference between knowing in advance that a business isn’t hiring versus being told as soon as you go to turn in your job application or your resume. If you are told when you are submitting your resume or job application, it is advised that you ask about the future? Does the company representative that you are speaking with think that they will be doing any hiring in the future? If so, you may want to think about asking them to hang on to your job application or your resume for future use. In some states, employers are required to save all job applications and resumes for about a year. Of course, if the business in question later advertises the fact that they are hiring, you are advised against automatically assuming that your resume is still on file. You may want to call, just to make sure.

One of the few downsides to applying to places that aren’t necessarily hiring at the current moment is the timing. As it was previously mentioned, many employers are required to save any job applications or resumes that they receive for a period of time, like a year. This is nice because some employers decide to not even advertise the fact that they are hiring, instead many just go through the resumes or job applications that they accumulated overtime. The only problem is the overtime part. You may have submitted your application eight months ago and only end up getting a response now. If you are like many job seekers, you should be able to find a job in as little as a few weeks, sometimes a month or two at the most. That means that by the time your application or resume gets noticed, it may already end up being too late.

As a reminder, the decision as to whether or not you want to apply at a place that isn’t hiring is yours to make, but it is advised that you proceed with caution when doing so. If you are told that applications are not being accepted at the current time, even just to hang on to, you are advised to cut your loses and move on. The last thing that you want to do is create a scene or try to convince an employer to hang on to your application, as you may end up creating a bad name for yourself; one that may haunt you, you resume, or your job application for years to come.

Calling Around to Find Job Listings: Good Idea or Not?

Are you looking to find a new job? If you are, you may be looking for a local job. One that doesn’t require working from home or one that doesn’t involve you having to relocate. When it comes to finding available job listings, you will soon see that you have a number of different options. Despite having a number of different options, there are many who decide to call around to local employers, to see if they are hiring. Before doing this, you are advised to examine the pros and cons of doing so.

When it comes to calling around to local employers to determine if they are hiring or not, the biggest pro or plus side to doing so is the time that it may be able to save you. If you weren’t able to place a call, you would likely have to visit the establishment in question, drop off a resume, or fill out a job application. This can take up a considerable amount of your time, especially if it turns out the employer in question isn’t even hiring right now. Yes, your application or resume may be saved for a later date, but you may consider the time spent to be a waste of time. Simply placing a phone call, before going through the application process, will be able to save you time. If the employer you contacted isn’t hiring, your time can be better spent focusing on those who are.

Although saving yourself time is nice, especially when you are in desperate need of finding a job, you will find that most employers don’t like being contacted just to see if they have any open job positions. In most cases, you will find that those who are hiring either take out a job listing in a local newspaper or on an online career hunting or job hunting website. Many employers actually find it to be a waste of their time to answer phone calls from hopeful job applicants. Many employers even get frustrated when they are hiring and hopeful applicants contact them for additional information. Many times, the individuals being contacted have other job responsibilities; responsibilities that need to be taken care of.

Since there are both pros and cons to contacting local employers to determine if they are hiring or not, you may want to use your best judgment. If you do decide to place a phone call to one of your local employers or to a number of them, go ahead and do so, but you may want to refrain from giving your name. This will help to keep you from being remembered as the person who couldn’t be bothered to come in and personally see if any jobs were available. Many employers associate this lack of motivation as being lazy and the last thing you want to be associated with is being lazy.

In short, if it is at all possible, you are advised to try and refrain from calling local employers to see if they are hiring. As stated above, many employers will advertise the fact that they are hiring, either by taking an advertisement out in a newspaper’s employment section, by using a career hunting or job hunting website, or by placing a now hiring sign in the window of their building. Looking for these signs or job listings is perhaps the best way to go about finding a good job, without having to risk making a bad impression.

 

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