“Why do I want to work here? Because I need a job!”
Finding a job can be one of the most tedious, mind-numbing, and confusing processes a person will ever go through. After you finally figure out which area you are want to work in or at the very least are willing to work in you have to fill out that questionnaire known as the application. The application is somewhat challenging not because the questions are difficult but because you always want to put your best foot forward. Putting your best foot forward does not include writing “Just hire me!” on every line.
As society has transitioned into the age of technology employers have evolved as well. A lot of employers allow and sometimes prefer that applicants apply online. Online applications make the hiring process simpler as companies are able to easily sort through and organize the applications and even run in through a program that will pick up on key words that the company values. However, the online application is not as appealing for applicants because it whittles that person down to a name.
Online applications make the hiring process simpler as companies are able to easily sort through and organize the applications and even run in through a program that will pick up on key words that the company values.
However, the online application is not as appealing for applicants because it whittles that person down to a name, education, and experience. Unless you’ve gone to Harvard and worked for the peace corps the online application does not give the applicant the ability to really show who they are and what they can bring to the table. One great aspect of the online application is that you can fill it out in the comfort of your own home. Which gives you the time to think about what you want to write on the application.
Walking in to apply for a job can be one of the most never racking experiences ever. You have to figure out whether you wear the red or yellow power tie, and how you are going to initiate conversation with the hiring manager. If you have a silver tongue and are quick on your feet this might be your best option. This option should also be a preference for people who do not look so good on paper. The walk-in applicant has one opportunity to impress. As soon as they enter the establishment hiring manager will start to make assumptions about you, and they will continue to assess you as you give your short pitch.
Whether you chose to do an online application or a walk-in application is up to you. Just chose the option that takes advantage of your best talents, and you will undoubtedly be successful in getting that job.