So, are you thinking of reapplying for a job after being rejected? A well-established norm is to wait for 4 months before reapplying for the interview you attended.
But if you got rejected in the initial screening by the bot because you forgot to add the relevant keywords, then you should definitely go ahead and reapply with your updated resume and cover letter.
In this article, I will be sharing some tips to apply and alter next time you upload your resume and cover letter to any of the ATS’s.
Follow these 3 tips to reapply for a job
Tip #1 Change your email address
This little trick will probably convince the ATS that it’s a new application and not a duplicate one. So change your email address when reapplying.
Tip #2 Edit your resume and cover letter
Customize and reformat your document with the relevant keywords as mentioned in the job listing.
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Tip #3 Fill in all the fields even the optional ones
Take your time. Don’t be in a rush to fill out the online application form. Avoid getting caught in the screening filter by making sure you fill in all the information even the optional ones. Because that’s how the data is collected and searched by the bot.
There you have it! Follow these three tips before reapplying for that job and enhance your chances of getting accepted the second time around. Wishing you the best with your job search.
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I would like to end this article with a quote,
“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd
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