Be Selective When Applying

It’s no secret that applying for jobs can be tiresome. Most places have an extensive application, then add a resume and cover letter on top of it. According to Career Sidekick, only 2-3% of applicants receive an interview on average. It’s very tempting to sit down and just start applying to everything when you hear those numbers, but really you should be more selective.

Would you take just any job? More than likely no. Don’t waste your time applying to everything you see. Take a few minutes and write down what you’re looking for in your next career move. Start with schedule, pay, opportunities for growth, benefits, and career goals. Once you have a good idea of what you’re needing in your next position, take the time to read through job descriptions. Then, apply to what aligns with your needs!

If you run across a position you are interested in, but don’t think you have the right skills, apply anyway! You never know if your skills might be able to translate to something different. Motivation can be a huge factor in the hiring process.

Not sure what you’re looking for in your next move? Call us! We conduct 20-minute informational interviews to get an idea of your past experiences, what you’re looking for salary and schedule wise, and see what we have available. It’s up to you to accept or decline any of the positions we offer to you. One application with us can open the door to multiple different companies and positions.

With all the curves balls we endured over the last year, you can make your job search easier in 2021. Tailoring your job search not only helps you, but it also helps employers to see that you are serious. There is no point in applying to a job you really don’t want, so be selective and take charge of your next career move!


Sara Smith, Operations Manager

Sara joined AurStaff in August 2018 as an Operations Assistant and is now an Operations Manager. She is from Minden, NE, but moved to Omaha to attend college at University of Nebraska-Omaha. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and working out.

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