I was laid off in August and have been applying for employment within my industry as a Social Media Manager and for other related positions. So far, I’ve only had one phone interview and haven’t heard back from most of the other employers. Occasionally, I have received a brief email telling me that a position has been filled, but even that is a rarity.
I’ve researched a ton of topics to help me understand why I’m experiencing this dead air, even after following up with a courtesy email a few weeks after submitting my application. Most of the companies I’ve I applied with are large-ish companies based in the city where I live, and some are for remote positions in other states. Surprisingly, it’s the local companies that are not responding beyond the automated email acknowledgment that my application has been received.
I’ve tweaked and mirrored terminology from job descriptions in my resume and cover letters to grab the attention of hiring managers and ATSs, and still nothing.
What more do I need to do other than tailor each cover letter and resume I submit? I pride myself on being a pretty effective writer and proofread everything before I send anything out for others’ eyes to see. I’ve changed the look of my letterhead and work portfolio to be simple and clean. I’ve kept my LinkedIn profile updated, as well.
Is this how the job search world looks now? What more can I do to ensure my application shines and is seen by prospective employers?
My last job was the first one for which I applied after switching careers, so it’s been a growing concern that I’m grappling with. I feel I’m a very worthy candidate, but can’t understand why I seem invisible to employers. Grateful for any advice you FGB all-stars can offer!
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Taking a step back in my career due to layoffs - Anyone else experiencing this decision and how if you are, how are you navigating this ?
The market as we know is tough. Very competitive. I am running out of funds and I need a job. I have a little girl and a whole house to take care of, so I need to keep the show going. I am currently SaaS Manager. Love it, because it pays well and I get to work from home. Now, I am laid off and can’t get a job to save my life. I get interviews, make it to the last rounds, and no offer. It’s rough! 6 months down and well…. Yea …umm nothing. I finally decided to step back and get an executive role (no shade to EA’s, it’s a respectable profession). I got a verbal offer and pretty much getting this role. I expect an official offer coming my way soon, I am grateful but I am taken a salary cut, position step back and going onsite.
I will be continuing my search, in the meantime but I am worried about the gap and deciding wether or not to add this job on my resume to fill that gap, I am just lost and wonder if anyone had any advise ??