CHAPTER ELEVEN

Target published vacancies

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Ways of interrogating job ads more effectively
  • Responding effectively
  • Advertisements issued by recruitment agencies
  • Response strategies
  • Cover letter essentials

IS THERE ANY POINT LOOKING AT JOB ADS?

Some job hunters never look further than advertised positions and so place themselves awkwardly in competition with an extensive field of candidates. The fact that job advertisements are ‘candidate magnets’ puts others off, who believe that there is no point in applying when your application may be missed in a large crowd.

However, while you shouldn’t rely exclusively on advertised positions, you also shouldn’t rule them out. A well-crafted application has a reasonably good chance ...

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