I’ve applied for a part-time role in the university where I want to study, working in the college where I will be a student. It is the same role as I did in my last job, I have all the ‘essentials’ and the only desirable I don’t have is ‘worked in Higher Eduction before’.
I hope to get short-listed for interview. If I do, it will be a novelty. Once upon a time if I submitted an application for a role, I got an interview. Now I submit dozens and hear nothing. This is particularly worrying when one has all the essentials, desirables and relevant experience. I must be doing something wrong.
When I was doing recruitment I had the chance to see the current trends in applications, the current jargon to use and the fashion for answers. I see none of that now.