How do I get employers to call me back after applying for a position?
You can't, if you get the job they'll call, if you don't, they won't, just keep applying for jobs while you're waiting, I always do that, I once had the satisfaction of telling a prospective employer that he was too late:-)
Be the best candidate they interview.
If you didn't wow them, they won't waste their time letting you know.
The key to getting a return call is to be prepared before the interview. Be courteous when you get to the interview. Arrive early to the interview. Get to know the company, what they want in a potential employee, and bring out those similarities in your interview. Sometimes, it works to ask the interviewer if you are the type of person they are looking for in filling that position. Remember that a job interview goes both ways. It will show your interest in the company if you ask questions about the company and the career path for that position.
It also depends on what job you are applying for; for example, a job at Walmart doesn't require a lot of research. They want someone who is reliable and capable of working. They're not searching for the creative genius of the universe. So, you would talk about how you show up to work timely and regularly. You would also talk about the longevity of past jobs. Keep it simple.
It is not enough to read the job post and think you should post for the job. You should be knowledgeable about the company, the company mission statement, and the company values. You can highlight this information when you are speaking to the interviewer. Usually, these days, the first interviewer is a Human Resources person (the gatekeeper) who is not very familiar witht the jargon or the details of the position. So, the information you impart to that person is general and brings out the highlights of the company's mission statement, and the company's values. You want to get detailed about your knowledge of the job with the manager of that department when they interview you.
Another helpful tool is to do a follow up letter to the people who interviewed with you. Thank them for their time. Repeat a few topics or sentences from the conversation to show you were engaged. Keep the letter simple and short. If you don't get the job, then ask why. Be polite and not pushy. Tell the interviewer, you really wanted this job and want to determine what you lacked so you can grow in your career and learn. Always be positive when talking with an interviewer and not demanding.
Hope that helps.
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