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4 Best Ways to Find an Employer Who Truly Wants You on Their Team


Do you ever get the sense when finding a job that prospective employers are treating you and your qualifications as disposable, and they will eliminate you from the hiring process the minute a better candidate comes along? Do you ever wonder what you can do to make sure you don’t waste your time with prospective employers who don’t care about you?

Geekbidz: Have you ever felt you tried hard to get a job only to get a rejection letter?
Have you ever felt you tried hard to get a job only to get a rejection letter?

If you’ve ever felt an employer treated you callously, you’ll empathize with this post on the Reddit subforum “Recruiting Hell”, in which the poster “missed work twice for FOUR 1-hour interviews with SEVEN people, spent a weekend with a homework project where I had to learn their software and how to fix a problem with it...and THIS is the rejection letter I got this lovely Friday morning.”

Geekbidz: What can you do to make sure your job-hunting experience is characterized by engaged and interested employers?
What can you do to make sure your job-hunting experience is characterized by engaged and interested employers?

What can you do to make sure your job-hunting experience is characterized by engaged and interested employers and a sense that an employer truly wants you on their team?


Look for top-rated workplaces

Geekbidz: Why not specifically search for some of these workplaces when finding a job?
Why not specifically search for some of these workplaces when finding a job?

Searching for a top-rated employer can improve your chances of being interviewed by someone who won’t waste your time. Forbes lists the Glassdoor best-rated places to work, 2021, but there are many other lists of best places to work on the Internet. Why not specifically search for some of these workplaces when finding a job?


Be selective when applying to jobs

Geekbidz: It's wise to be selective when applying for jobs
It's wise to be selective when applying for jobs

When you submit a job application, read the job description thoroughly to make sure your skills or experience are suited to the job opportunity. If you apply for jobs that aren’t well-suited to your skills and experience, you might very well get to the initial stages of the recruiting process, only to be dismissed quickly by even the best employers later as more suitable candidates emerge. As Indeed explains, “We suggest not to apply for every job as you may be less likely to receive positive responses from all employers.”

Find jobs through networking


According to this 2019 CNBC article, “research shows that 70% of all jobs are not published publicly on job sites and as much as 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections.”

Geekbidz: as much as 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections.
Did you know? As much as 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections.

If you find a job through networking or other connections, your connections may be able to establish a more personal connection between you and the employer, and may be able to tell you in detail what the employer is looking for. Networking to find a job rather than using job boards can spare you the absolute frustration of making it halfway through the hiring process, only to be rejected.

Try a hiring platform that allows an on-the-job evaluation

Geekbidz is one example of a skill-based hiring platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to match you with a job that best fits your skills and even guarantees you an on-the-job evaluation with an employer who knows you your skills were specifically selected by an unbiased algorithm as the best fit for their job. Also, the on-the-job evaluation ensures the employer will have time to focus on you alone, rather than juggling and evaluating many other candidates.


Geekbidz is one example of a skill-based hiring platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to match you with a job that best fits your skills
Geekbidz is one example of a skill-based hiring platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to match you with a job that best fits your skills

Try these tips to find an employer who wants you on their team

When you’re trying to find a job, the last thing you want is to start the hiring journey only to be discarded abruptly in the most disrespectful manner. Though this lack of respect is all-too-prevalent, if you try these tips, you’re likely to bolster your chances of finding an employer who really wants you to join their team, rather than one who views you as expendable as soon as a better candidate’s resume turns up.

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