How many job applications have you made and received no response from the potential employers?
You will agree with me that applying for jobs is not a walk in the park. It has been made even harder with the ongoing pandemic that has affected professionals and companies alike.
But how do you keep going despite the unanswered applications?
Kefe Anyika had been applying for jobs for two years. Most of his job applications went unanswered, and a few yielded interview invites.
Despite making over 1000 applications and still not getting a job, he did not give up.
During his job search, he came across this Accounting Job we advertised for our client, Busy Bees School. He applied and got the job.
His story is that of perseverance and hope, even in the dark.
Here is his story:
Tell us about yourself. What is your professional qualification?
I am a highly dedicated and motivated CPA (K) Holder, Bachelor of commerce finance. I have gained relevant accounting experience having worked with different organizations in different capacities where I have acquired a high degree of versatility, endurance, and experience in my professional work.
My goal has always been to work in a highly competitive and dynamic work organization as I develop further in the accounting profession.
How long had you been looking for a job?
I had been looking for a job for the last two years. I was out of a job in 2019 when my contract at the place I was working at wasn’t renewed.
I was actually waiting for communication on the renewal of the contract when COVID hit.
What has your job search experience been like?
I would describe it in two words – hectic and hostile. In the last two years, I had made about 1500 applications but received very few responses and very few interviews.
I highly appreciate Corporate Staffing for believing in me.
Where did you hear about Corporate Staffing and the job opportunity?
I have been focused on recruitment companies, especially during my difficult times. I am a frequent visitor at Corporate Staffing, and it is through your website that I saw this job.
I had been interviewed before by Corporate Staffing a while back but I think I wasn’t prepared for that job.
How was the application and interview process?
My application was acknowledged almost promptly.
I would rate my interviewer at 100%. His reception was warm, he was welcoming and keen to detail. He was also very systematic in how he asked the questions.
After the interview, did you think you would get the job?
I didn’t think I was the best. I knew there were people stronger than me and even some, who were like me. But I gave myself courage, having hope that I did my best, though with uncertainty because I was not the only candidate being interviewed.
Many professionals have given up on applying for jobs after many of their applications have gone unanswered. What is your advice to them?
Keep hope and have the strongest trust that recruitment companies such as Corporate Staffing are real and can highly be trusted. They are factual.N.B: 1.Dont Miss Out On Your Next Job. Let's Have Your CV. Upload Your CV Here. NB: 2. Advance & Grow In Your Career?. Check Out Best short Courses For You.