Are you starting to get texts about new jobs? How do you handle the fast-paced world of text-based recruiting? It won’t be the same as picking up your phone and talking to someone on the other end, so there are a few tips that can help you communicate more clearly when you’re texting a potential employer. Here are just a few things that can help you succeed.
Know that if an employer texts you with a job, you need to respond right away. If you don’t respond, they will assume it was a no. If you are interested, you’ll need to jump quickly because other candidates also received the text and will be responding. If you take a few days to respond, the job will already have been filled.
The biggest problem many job seekers have with texting employers or recruiters back about jobs is the curse of autocorrect. You can’t blame autocorrect for the message you may send in error to the hiring manager. Take a second to review what you’ve just typed before hitting send. Its common for simple words, like “and,” to be very wrong in a reply.
If you’re trying to keep up with messages from multiple recruiters, make sure you’re not confusing messages and sending the wrong responses. It’s easy for all the texts to start running together, and when you think you have a message open, but it’s not the right recipient, you may send very incorrect information that will only confuse the process. Pay careful attention when responding.
Not Tech Savvy
For those candidates who aren’t tech-savvy, this brave new world of texted job posts can be very overwhelming. And your mistakes will be well documented for the recruiter, whether you meant them to be or not. If you’re struggling with text messaging and your job search, turn to those in your life with more experience. Talk through the process with someone tech-savvy to help you understand the process.
The Benefits of Text Recruiting
Text recruiting has far more benefits than it has pitfalls. Here are the advantages for your job search:
- Texting reaches more people, including you
- Improves communication from recruiters
- Faster hiring process
- Text platforms offer personalization for your preferences
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