There’s no denying that the process of looking for your next job is tedious and boring. The time consuming, not to mention repetitive, process of searching for the right contacts and writing a personalized message to each one used to drive me crazy. During my last job search, I started thinking to myself, “There has to be a better way to do this. If automation is the new norm in life, why can’t this process be automated?
Before we go any further, here’s a little info about me. I graduated with a finance degree in 2009, which just happened to coincide with a huge financial recession. Several of my friends who had graduated before me with the same degree were still looking for work in finance years later. Not surprisingly, finance graduates weren’t in high demand in the midst of a financial meltdown.
I knew looking for a job opportunity in Canada wouldn’t be easy. Originally, web spiders had been used to identify contacts and then mail merge was used to send out personalized emails. While this had worked in the past, I knew that it probably wouldn’t work now, thanks to the competitive market. This is when automation came to mind. Over a two day period, I prepared for process automation. In the end, I was able to send out my resume, as well as cover letters with personalized messages to around 300 financial recruiters, but that’s not the best part. The best part is that I did it with the simple press of a button.
Two weeks after graduation, I had a fulltime position in finance. The next year I decided to follow-up with my classmates that were sending out their resumes one by one. I found out that they had easily sent out up to 100 resumes with no reply over a year’s time.
When you think about it, the process of searching for a job is similar to playing the lottery. The more headhunters or recruitment agents you contact, the more positions you apply for, and the more resumes you send out, the higher your chances are of landing a job. That’s why the automation process works.
I have used this method to find all of my jobs, as well as help my parents and girlfriend find their jobs. I’ve encouraged my friends to use this method, but they all kept saying it was too hard. That’s when I realized that for some people, the concept of changing their approach and trying something new is the hard part. That’s why when one of my friends offered to pay me to use the method, it finally dawned on me that I should create an online platform where people could use the power of automation in their own job search. To maintain the service, I would charge a nominal fee.
That’s the story behind how Jobficient was born. Our employment services are designed to give you plenty of lottery tickets quickly and easily. This drastically improves your odds of finding and landing a job you love in Canada. If you have tried every method you can think of to find a job and it simply hasn’t worked, it is time to give Jobficient a try.