Job searching is such a long and complex process. Sometimes, searching for a tech job itself feels like a task. What am I doing wrong that I don’t receive the interview calls?

We can understand your feeling of being puzzled, overwhelmed, and confused while applying for jobs and not getting desired results, especially if you are a tech student or working professional. You have skills and education qualifications but need clarity to effectively apply for the best tech jobs. 

In this article, let’s clear all your doubts about job hurting for tech roles. Here are some actionable tips and tricks to get better results in job hunting.

Evaluate Your Skillset and Identify Your Target Job Role

If you are a college student or freshly graduated, consider your skillset and education qualifications. You require hands-on experience, entry-level jobs, or internships before a career in top-notch IT companies. 

If you are working professionally and want to shift jobs, look for the jobs roles that align with your skills and interests. Understand the job description of these roles. Research the companies associated with the desired job roles. Be curious about their vision and goals, know about their work life, and if it interests and suits your expectations, and find similar companies as a backup plan. 

Use Job search platforms for searching jobs and knowing about recruiting companies:

Here are a few websites for remote jobs:

Create or Upgrade your CV

Remember, your CV or resume has to look professional and creative. Big tech companies use scanners to go through numerous resumes received. If your resume doesn’t looks professional or doesn’t have the relevant keywords, your chances of getting selected are immediately reduced.

The best way to tackle this situation is to use AI to optimize your resume. Copy and paste the job description and your current resume into the ChatGPT and ask the AI to recommend the relevant changes in your resume. 

You can use the following prompt for ChatGPT.

By this method, you make the most advantage of your resume. Make sure you do all three steps because the last one is very important to check if any false or irrelevant information is present or not in your resume. 

Apply, reach out, and follow up!

Applied for your desirable job roles? Don’t wait for HR to open your resume and go through it. Send them a personalized message or mail letting them know why you are a good fit for the job role. Personalized connection requests or mail makes you stand out from the crowd.

You can use this template or create a personalized message for your recruiters.

Hi [Name of the recruiter],

I noticed that you are a recruiter in the XY sector. I wanted to reach out to discuss potentially working Together. I’m a [role title] with a proven track record of [share your value proposition and experience] and currently seeking new opportunities.

Let’s connect,
(your name)

You can also use this template to ask for referrals. Just make the necessary changes, and you are good to go.

You need to understand that an HR or recruiting manager may receive many emails, and they might not remember to contact you. So, a follow-up message is necessary. 

You can use this template for the follow-up with your recruiters. 

Hi [Hiring Manager name], 

I hope this email finds you well. It was great talking to you last week about the [open position] at [name of organization]. I am glad to know about your expectations for the role. 

And I think my experience and qualification make me an excellent fit for this position. I am eager to grab this opportunity and step into the role.

I was supposed to be informed about the next steps of the process by this Friday but didn’t receive confirmation. Do you have any updates on the job position we discussed?

I appreciate your consideration and hope to hear back from you soon. 

Kind Regards, 
[Your Name]

LinkedIn Optimization

Most tech firms go through your resume as well as your LinkedIn profile. Your LinkedIn profile should reflect your professional skillsets, experience, and accomplishments. One should optimize their LinkedIn profile with relevant keywords, a profile picture, an about section, and the necessary details. 

Show your work on LinkedIn, share your experiences and learning, and engage with tech professionals around the globe. Networking brings in better opportunities.  

Careerflow is an AI on LinkedIn that gives you a score for your profile. It also recommends changes to leverage your LinkedIn account. You can optimize your profile in just a few clicks and get three times the results.

Tech Job hunting is a long-term process that starts with small efforts each day. Don’t hesitate to take the first step towards your brighter career today, be confident and try these tricks. We hope you find this article helpful. Do sign up for more such tech articles. Fortunacademy aspires to assist you in your career transition journey. And hence we are offering complimentary career consulting services through email. Sign up today and grab this offer.