I feel stupid. Does anyone actually look through hundreds of Indeed.com job results when finding a job?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Ellis May



I feel stupid. Does anyone actually look through hundreds of Indeed.com job results when finding a job?

I recently got a job through Indeed.com (December 2020). I was searching since March 2020. I changed my resume to focus on a specific skill rather than being a generalist around June 2020. I was also using several other websites, such as Career Builder and LinkedIn.

During the many months of searching, I received calls from recruiters who did not read my resume or Linked In profile. I put a lot of those contacts directly into the spam bucket.

On LinkedIn, you will see how many applicants have applied for a job. You could be one of dozens or hundreds of people who opt for the same position. I guess something

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I recently got a job through Indeed.com (December 2020). I was searching since March 2020. I changed my resume to focus on a specific skill rather than being a generalist around June 2020. I was also using several other websites, such as Career Builder and LinkedIn.

During the many months of searching, I received calls from recruiters who did not read my resume or Linked In profile. I put a lot of those contacts directly into the spam bucket.

On LinkedIn, you will see how many applicants have applied for a job. You could be one of dozens or hundreds of people who opt for the same position. I assume something similar on Indeed. It's a numbers game. If you land second out of 100, you haven't won yet. You may need to apply for 100 jobs.

I checked my emails to see the process on how quickly this work was done. I applied for this on December 1, got the interview on December 3, and the job offer letter on December 4. It is a perfect combination. The job title matched the mission statement on my resume, I got the money I needed, and he's on an interesting project that will last at least two years. That's a step up from the spotty consulting work he had been doing before and during the pandemic.

What the business owner told me during my offer call is that he was tired of sifting through stacks of resumes from partially qualified people. I needed someone serious who could get started right away. Since I've been in the information technology world for more than 30 years, I've gotten to where he was. It was not about a loving connection, but about mutual professional respect. Was he overqualified? Maybe. But I was willing to do the job and my bills will be paid. That is what I need ten years before retirement. There are 18 people in this project and each of them is a professional. I am so glad I said yes.

As the old fairy tale says, you must kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. Once you sign the offer letter, you will forget about the pain of job hunting. That is, until you have to do it again!

Yes. Some do. And some even get jobs doing it. However, as you are feeling, this approach is a tremendously difficult way to get a job. At least it is if you are not the most beginner person.

If you are an entry-level person, apply for jobs clearly advertised as "entry-level" and just apply for a lot of them ... like a hundred at a time.

If you are a seasoned professional, you'd better spend the time working with potential clients one-on-one. You will need to be very systematic because you will also need to chase 100 or more leads to get a job. Ask your friends

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Yes. Some do. And some even get jobs doing it. However, as you are feeling, this approach is a tremendously difficult way to get a job. At least it is if you are not the most beginner person.

If you are an entry-level person, apply for jobs clearly advertised as "entry-level" and just apply for a lot of them ... like a hundred at a time.

If you are a seasoned professional, you'd better spend the time working with potential clients one-on-one. You will need to be very systematic because you will also need to chase 100 or more leads to get a job. Ask your friends. Ask the teachers. Read articles in professional journals and send questions to authors. Go to meetings and ask people for ideas. Network. Network. Network.

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