Looking for new positions within your chosen industry can be difficult. I am currently seeking position in the finance field back in my home city. Yesterday alone I applied for 7 positions for entry level and internship positions. My experience from applying to these positions can be describe as tedious. In today’s world, many applications are done online as were my applications. Most companies use an ATS software which looks over your resume and lets the employer how much of a percentage match there is. I find this process very difficult. I was never taught how to change my resume and cover letter to match the application to trick the software. I can be a great person for the job but if the software does not pass me through, I will have a very difficult time getting the job. I am learning as fast I can to have a better experience with these applications.
Some of the applications were very extensive as others with very simple and I could apply with my LinkedIn. Towards the end of the day, I started to get frustrated with answering many of the same questions over and over again. I remember one application that was so tedious and took so long that it changed my view about working there. I was over it! I thought to myself, if the application process is this annoying, what is it like to work there. I still filled out the application because I really wanted the job but a negative vibe was defiantly attached to that process. I am new to this, but I am sure with time I will find out how to do it and get my job I have been looking for.