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Have you tried applying for a new job but been ghosted by recruiters?

Take advantage of these tips and tricks to put the ball back in your court!

Watch this video now to find out more!


Ryan: So Ryan Walker DevOps professional specialist person here at Darwin.

I’ve got a different video today. I might get a lot of hassle from my fellow recruiters about this one.

Yeah, but it’s funny.

Why not?

So, guys, candidates, you’re getting applications sent through left, right and centre.

You’re getting nothing through, you’re not getting much back, as in feedback, you’re getting ghosted, what do you do?

Now, I’ve got a little trick here.

It’s a little kind of job search hack to get you involved in sort of like a job spec and job scenario.

Get yourself an interview, that’s where you want to go for.

So if you look at one of my last previous posts a couple of days ago, I mentioned about one thing that irks me and that is when you ask a candidate, what sort of job do you want, what company do you have work for?

They go, they don’t know.

Now, go back and watch that because it basically explains you have job searching a little bit more seriously, take it a bit more seriously, and ask yourself some questions.

And I mentioned, as well as to basically do research and find out what companies you want to work for.

Now, you’re going to have a lot of companies here.

You might have ten, five, six, twenty, fifty the more the better.

Happy days.

The companies you like going off, what you want to work for, the company culture, all the good stuff.

So you’ve got the research, you’ve done it now, how do you get in front of them?

How did you get into that interview?

And I’m going to share with you a little bit of knowledge at you to help you guys out.

Basically what you want to do is you want to phone them, you want to phone the HR person or the person who is in charge of that job post.

And if you can find out the details, is great.

If you don’t know the details, there are lots of websites out there where you can find out people’s phone numbers.

That’s a whole different video itself and I’m not going to get into that now.

But if you want to DM me and I can tell you certain ones, don’t worry.

So you’ve got the number.

I said, what are you going to do?

You’re going to phone them up?

But the one thing you’re not going to do right now is you’re not going to sit there and go, can I apply for this job, please, Mr HR Person no, you’re not going to do that.

What you’re going to do is ask for information. So you get a phone up, the HR function, Highering Manager, and go, Hi, Ryan here. I’ve just noticed that you’re looking for XYZ, say, for instance, a DevOps Engineer based in Zurich, for instance.

Just looking for a little bit more information about the job itself.

Don’t want to apply, I just want to have a bit of information.

Now you’re coming across a lot better because they get inundated with people following up on applications all the time and they just fob you off.

Now they’re actually having something different and go, okay, what would you want to know about what company you’re looking for, what sort of person you have, you know what I mean?

And then you’ve got a little bit of an upper hand here because you’re having a conversation with the person and not actually asking.

People do not like asking things. They don’t like being sold too.

So you can have a conversation, makes a little bit better now, then it gets a little bit more kind of fluid and you get the information you want.

Now through that time, you can ask a question now, who deals with all your applicants?

Who deals with these positions?

Do you use an external recruiter or your internal team?

If they have an internal team, they’ll be like, okay, great, no problem, choose that or it’s me, fantastic, I’d love to apply for it.

You’ve already got that sort of like in a background that you’ve already started with the rapport with that person. If they actually charge, they can do it, but that might not work.

They might have an external recruiter.

So then you say to them, okay, who is this external recruiter?

Then they go, it’s ABC Recruitment.com sort of thing.

Now you’ve got the information that you want and you’ve got the recommendation from the client.

So now you go to this recruiter and let’s just be frank about it, you’ve got this recruiter by the proverbials really, to be quite honest with you, because you’re going to phone up this person and go, hi, I’m Ryan here.

I’ve just spoken to one of your clients who recommended you are the best person to speak to regarding this position.

I’ve already had a chat with her.

You can have fun with us because this recruiter is not going to deny you.

They’re going to make sure you’re going to go right to the top of that list because they’ve been recommended by the client.

They’re going to treat you like gold, they’re going to make you like you’re brilliant and they’re going to give you the best possible experience through that.

So I’m not going to ghost you.

If they are going to get some feedback. It’s going to be quick. It’s going to be easy. It’s going to be straight down the middle because if they don’t. What’s the first thing you’re going to do to go phone up that client again and say.

Sorry. By the way. Your recommendation wasn’t very good.

That’s going to look bad on that recruiter.

I’m not going to lie as a recruiter myself.

I would never have jeopardised that, so to speak.

So there you go. So you’ve got a lot of information there quite quickly.

So try it out.

It may not work all the time, but it might work a little bit better.

And it’s always good to get one over these pesky recruiters, isn’t it?

That’s it. So guys like, share and subscribe.

That’s what the kids see nowadays.

And it’s been a pleasure, and I’ll see you in the next one.