Who initiates the Jobandtalent chat? Should the candidate send the first message? Or is that a move best left with the company?
Today we’re giving you some inside tips on the right and wrong way to go about striking up a conversation with a potential employer…listen closely!
When you go into the app, you’ll see your job suggestions – perhaps your perfect job is even amongst the list, just waiting for your application. Tap on any job offer to reveal the job description and the option to ‘Message the company’.
By opening the Jobandtalent chat feature you will be able to talk directly to a company and present yourself as an enthusiastic candidate, who’s deeply interested in their job vacancy.
However, you will notice that the ‘Message the company’ option will either be highlighted in blue or grey. Blue signifies that you, the candidate, can start a conversation, and alternatively grey, means the company will be the one to initiate.
Why kick off the chat?
Kick-starting the convo is a worthwhile tactic in helping speed up the hiring process. It’ll also demonstrate proactivity and enthusiasm towards the job offer, and the company in question, which are all great pluses for an employer.
How should you open the Jobandtalent chat?
Unfortunately, sending a quick ‘Hi, how are you?’ isn’t enough. Remember, you’re not texting your mates, but contacting a potential employer who will ultimately decide whether you’re the right fit for the job position.
A model example: ‘Hello! I’m interested in the job offer you have advertised. I feel I have suitable experience, and would love to discuss the role more.’