Job Applications: 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Hear From Employers

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You are a zealous job seeker, always scouring job sites for vacancies. You bookmark all positions that match your criteria then later send job applications with the hope that at least one employer will find your application worthwhile. You wait for a call, or a regret email.

You wait.

And wait.

After a few weeks of routine you forget about it and continue scouring jobsites for more listings. The sad reality is that most companies have stopped sending regret messages to unsuccessful candidates making applicants anxious and frustrated in their job search efforts. Some even wonder whether their applications are received at all, or whether they get lost in a black hole.

To get more clarity on this, here are a few pointers you should know;

  1. You might not be qualified

The job advert listed in the qualifications section that they needed someone with 4 years’ experience. Your experience in the field is under a year. What are the odds of you getting call? The employer needs someone who can do the job and they will select the candidate closest to their ideal profile. It is business, nothing personal.

What to do: To avoid constant disappointment, only send job applications for positions you have the qualifications for. Constantly seek growth within your current growth whether in terms of training, academic progression or experience. It makes your future applications more fruitful and gives you a competitive edge. If you lack experience, seek internship positions that will expose you to the market for experience. You can even volunteer where internships or entry-level jobs are not forthcoming.

 

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  1. You need to understand the hiring funnel

The supply and demand dynamics of the job market are never proportional. The higher the job level, the lower the number of applications and vice versa. A single job online advert will be seen by over 1000 individuals, depending on the media used. Where more personal media is used like forwarded whatsapp messages, the number of those who see an advert shoots by 5 to 7 times more. Over 200 individuals will start the process of application, with half the number completing the process. Out of the possible 100 CV submitted, 75 will be filtered out due to lacking qualifications or experience. Out of the 25 CVs that a human resource professional will look at, 4-6 individuals will be called for an interview. The list will go down to at most 3 being called for the final interview and 1 individual being offered the job. (Talent Function Group LLC)

What to do: The only way to get that interview session is ensure your CV stands out of the enormous competition.

 

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  1. Your CV is not keyword sensitive

The harsh reality is that human resource professionals never get to view most CVs. Technology has lessened the HR’s burden by providing systems that screen applications based on keywords. Each job advert has a job description and profile of the ideal candidate they are looking for. If you are the kind of candidate that sends one CV for all job applications, you will probably wait for that interview call a bit longer.

What to do: Read carefully through the job description in the job advert and use the same words in your CV and cover letter to emphasize on your suitability for the position. The same goes for CV formats and presentation. Make your CV easy to get all the important information at a glance. This will ensure that in case the human resource manager has a screening software, your CV gets to the shortlisting stage.

 

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  1. Incomplete online profiles

Human resource professionals are aware that online profiles can be deceiving and therefore become wary of incomplete professional profiles. Your potential employer will look at your BrighterMonday profile and expect it to match with the CV you sent. Inconsistencies can cost you the interview opportunity. Other professional profiles like LinkedIn should also be up to date.

What to do: Be active in your professional circles. Employers are looking to hire self-motivated individuals who are hungry for growth. Be keen to update each career milestone on your online professional profiles to increase your relevance in the job market. At the same, time take care of your online presence to ensure it doesn’t jeopardize your chances of getting hired.

 

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  1. Even with all things right, the odds might still be against you

As pessimistic as that sounds, it is true. With a working population like Kenya, where the demand from professionals graduating cannot be sated by the existing jobs, competition for existing jobs is stiff. Looking for a job becomes a job in itself. Human resource professionals stop looking through applications after they reach a certain number, unless they still haven’t found their ideal candidate.

What to do: Make your job search targeted. Conduct a research on your industry and identify companies you would like to work for. Make it your priority to go through job listings each day and immediately send targeted and customized CVs to companies you desire to work with. Sending early applications matter, so do not postpone sending applications for too long. Sometimes human resource managers decide to change an advert mid-process. It is wise to constantly check the job listing to see if anything has changed and reapply.

 

 

 

 

Mueke Katwa
I have two years experience in Business Support which covers Human Resource as a function; and a lifelong passion in creative writing.
 

365 COMMENTS

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  1. hi honestly now I get why I never get a call or a reply.so then I just give up ..a really need a job ….I think employers should known that sometimes capability of the person is higher than the cv might present.

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  2. Thanks for the 5 reasons that i never knew , now i know why i don’t get that reply.Keep getting us job seekers informed,Thanks

  3. Ok !. This is good staff. At least it has hit me some where and will work on it. Thank you, Brightermonday.

    Felix Munguti Mating’i

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  4. Hello Brighter Monday,

    I have made about 7 applications that i fully qualify for from your site here but i have not received even a response. Kindly if you can check my profile and review the applications I have made, what could the problem be?

    Thanks.

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      We did check you account and for sure its well updated however, if your response time its longer that is eg when you apply hours later or a day after this may contribute for you not receiving any response.
      Ensure that your that your CV is on top of the list because even currently the number of job seekers have increased and the recruiters don’t always have the time to go through all the CVS, they only pick best from the first bunch.
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  5. Thanks for a peace of advice,I have known 5 things that I never knew there before keep updating us the job see

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  6. Thats great but i wish you tell us key words they look for in a CV so that we dont miss out next time

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  7. Wonderful article. I think I am one of those who have suffered from unresponded applications in the past. Now I know where I have been going wrong. Thanks for this timely advice.

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  8. think CV writing shd b given space in higher Learning institutions. out of all the points given above looks it account for 85% success or failure.

  9. BrighterMonday this is an eye opener for very many job applicants out there, who keep wondering why lady luck has stopped smiling at them. Very good lessons learnt and will put to practice.

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  10. This is a highly informative article. Kindly note the errors in the article such as incase (in case) using the word much instead of match and a few other minor errors. All in all this is a great article.

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    • Hi Bett.

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      Ideally you should go with experience, with experience you have more chances of being considered as opposed to one who has more skills.
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  11. Thanks

    I was beginning to think Brighter Monday is a scam, since none of my application ever fell through for 2 months of applying religiously…every day. Now I know

    Regards
    Fred

  12. Wow….at least have known my mistakes.All of my application no one replies nor calls me.Than you for showing us the right way.

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  13. That was a good guideline concerning job applications.some of us end up doubting those online jobs because we don’t understand why we fail to get replies.Thanks to brighter Monday.

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  14. This is very informative.Actually I have a tendency of sending my applications on the D day.Thanks a lot for the info.

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  15. This one affects me most, out of about 20 applications that is when i get a call for an interview.
    Thanks for the insight.

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    • Hello Gladys.
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      We understand how frustrating it can be for applying and not getting any feedback, how ever we checked on your account details and realized that you need to update your profile up to 99% and then subscribe to our job alerts so that your chances of getting feedback from employers are greatly improved. Just follow the procedure below.
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      -> Once logged in to your account, please update your profile by clicking on “My Career Profile” (a complete profile should have a 99% profile completeness percentage)
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      We hope by implying all this measures you will be having better chance’s of being considered by employers.

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  16. Is it okay to call the organization where you had sent your application to find out if you are still in the running for the position or otherwise? How long should you wait before enquiring?

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  17. Thanks for the clarity.

    Then, is it right to scan a photo sized passport and attach it on the cv copy for the case of hard copy cv?

    Again, there’s this notion that when going for an interview you should present yourself in away that depict your good financial status. Could that be right, and how does it affect the event of the interview if the notion is true?

    • Hi Frederick,
      Never send a photo, unless an employer has specifically asked for one. Do not include a photo as part of your CV or resume.

      Please do not try to depict something you are not. Just be yourself, be confident and stick to the main objective why you are there; to get a job. Do not give unnecessary information about your personal life or try to show how badly you need the job because your family needs financial help etc. Also don’t try to show how much you don’t need the job because you have your life figured out. If you go to interviews with such notions you will end up concentrating on the what you want to depict and forget to impress professionally.

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  18. this is a very nice move which helps people know expectations of employers.continue giving updates

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  19. WOW thank you so much for the sharing these tips!

    I am based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and I have been searching for jobs since December 2015 and I am glad that I got to interview with 5 jobs out 10 which I applied the problem is I always end being rejected after reaching Top 2. What could be the issue here? Does body appearance matter?

    • Hello Mam
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      We understand your frustration,However the root cause of you predicament could be because you haven’t been responding appropriately to the interview questions.
      Be yourself and don’t be rehearsing your response, just ensure you answer accordingly. Body appearance is of no significance, just ensure you dress officially giving the right impression. All the best.

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  20. Nothing i’ve ever applied via Brighter monday has worked.
    At first i Though i Was not qualified.
    Only to send my resume directly to the companies and couldnt stop getting endless calls.
    Do you guys really deliver our applications?
    coz you made me depressed for a while.
    And btw, how do i Unsubscribe from getting your notifications?

    from
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    • Hi Linet,
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      We regret your unpleasant experience with our platform.
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  21. I really like it. very encouraging, now I have realized something I have not been doing while applying for a job.

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  22. I have now discovered why in most cases I have not been getting responses from the employers. God should bless BrighterMonday because your making our future brighter indeed.

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  23. An insightful article. No 1 CV for all jobs, keyword density, and qualification. That’s what I got away with.

  24. Oh my my, this is very nice of you Brighter mon.
    Its a digital way to job-hunt.
    keep the pot boiling..
    am now enlightened.

  25. Thanks alot guys! Brighter Monday you are making the job searching activity for many young Kenyans worth pursuing.Kudos

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  26. i have never seen the light beyond the dark of rejection, i thought i know what i know but not anymore thanks to Brighter Monday for rich advice that has filled me with strong confidence.

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  27. Thanks guys for updating us,because many of us dont get any reply after applying for 1000 jobs in a month.

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  28. Thanks, have learnt on how to rewrite & present my CV. Lemme effect wrongs with the right ones.

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  29. Thank you for the insight. This has been an eye opener to me I will most certainly make the necessary changes so to increase my competitiveness for vacancies I apply for.

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  30. This is a great piece of advice. Very eye opening. Many thanks for the same. Kudos to brighter Monday team!

    George.

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  31. I love this. hope I apply it in the near future so as not to miss an opportunity! thanx so much!

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  32. That article was so helpful. I used to send one cv for all the jobs.Thank you for your help. I wish you nothing but the best. May God bless.

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  33. That’s why I haven’t excelled professionally yet even with the qualifications. Thanks for the article especially the keyword sensitivity part, a real eye opener

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  34. Oooh!!1..I think that lies on my side thanks alot for enlightenment i will definitely improve on that. Be blessed.

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  35. That is why I’m not getting feedback from employees, so how can I get the perfect CV so that they can select me any job I applied for?

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  36. I must be qualified, and I should prioritize the companies I would like to work for, that’s my take home. I will also update my profile, I had never taken that seriously. Thanks Brighter Monday

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  37. Hello

    I would like to delete my current profile and start afresh. My current Cv on my profile is incorrect and attempts to delete the numerous entires has failed.

    Kindly assist

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  38. Thanks a lot for key points regarding job searching, it is my great hope that I will implement the tips learnt

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  39. Thank you so much this is very helpfull..i must share there are many looking for jobs and need to approach it in the steps you hav defined..thankx B.M

  40. Am glad that Brighter Monday helps us (subscribers) to learn. Thanks for lesson. It has really helped me and i must save it as a bookmark for retrival. Thanks Brighter Monday.

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  41. Thank alot for the information but i have been doing all you have stated but i have never had any luck. Thank again.

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  42. There’s one more reason that you’d want to consider adding to this list. Job hunting is not just a job in itself (for the applicant) but its also an actual job for some scrupulous middle men who specialize in placing “qualified” candidates at a fee. They “corrupt or grease” Hr professionals to have their candidate hired. That explains the mediocrity in most government offices…a compromised hiring system eventually compromises an institutions efficiency and reputation.

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  43. Great article, please write something about how to apply online jobs in terms of cover letters, CVS and how to attach on the e-mail the best format to use so as the letter on the recruiters screen appears same the way you sent it.

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  44. Thanks alot brighterMonday now i realise where i was doing it all the wrong way.i will make somthing out of it.

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  45. Thanks so much. I have learned every job needs a new CV but not just using one CV for all jobs.

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  46. I have a problem with downloading jobs advertised by brightermonday. Everytime I try to do so I see a sign with the message: Security Warning There are problems with the security certificate for this site. x the name of the site does not match the name of the certificate. when I press continue everything disappears such that I cannot apply for a job. How can the problem be solved?

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      Its impossible to download jobs advertised on Brighter Monday, you only have one option, and that is to apply via the apply button.
      How ever if you have issues relating to your password or trouble in uploading your CV we will be able rectify that.
      Kindly respond to us through this email address customerservice@brightermonday.co.ke. We will be glad to assist you.

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  47. Woow what acredible information,now it ‘ll aid me to improve on my cv .otherwise thanks .

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  48. This is such a beneficial article and if adhered to, it will stop most disappointments.
    Thank you Brighter Monday

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  49. Nalule esther
    Am a Ugandan by nationality ,but i would like to inquire from Brighter Monday if its possible me to get a job from Kenya pliz advise me on that

  50. hello brighter monday thnks alot you expose us alot to different jobs am happy u even helped me add on more things on my cv . work well done keep it up please

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  51. thnx for the advice…..bt wen i try uploading my cv to my profile it turns out unsuccessful.what could be the problem?

    • You’re welcome Derick,
      We appreciate your feedback.
      Keep it Brighter Monday for more edifying articles.

      ^TM

  52. am actually one of those people who have been in field for over one and a half a year working as a sales agent and also a team in leader in africell sales department in masaka district but I’ve always applied for many different jobs but without answer from employers though I’ve not got a degree but I have got other documents almost equivalent to it all in business administration, monitoring and evaluation, facilitation etc from Educate! Uganda

    • Hi Derick,
      Sorry about your situation. We understand your frustration.
      The list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      We hope this helps.

      ^TM

    • Hi Yusuf,
      We do understand your frustration.
      Here are some measures that we know when you implement, you’ll get better chances of getting feedback from employers.
      -Once logged in to your account, please update your profile by clicking on “My Career Profile” (a complete profile should have a 99% profile completeness percentage)
      – Ensure that you upload a fresh C.V on your profile so that employers can get a chance of viewing it.
      – create job alerts by clicking on the circled icon at the top right corner of the page.
      – Select the ‘My job alerts’ option from the menu that appears on your screen.

      Feel free to write to us in case you need further assistance.

      ^TM

    • Hello Denis,
      We do have numerous opportunities,Kindly click on the link https://www.brightermonday.co.ke/ and have a view at them.But the most important thing you must have is an account with us and also subscribe to email alerts. Feel free to write to us in case you need further assistance.

      ^TM

  53. thanks you for advice though I would have wished you guys to review my CV and give advice where to correct. to be honest I have never received any call ever since I started using brighter Monday.

    • Hi Jack
      Thank you for your readership.
      The list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      Start by editing your CV to reflect all the skills and experience you have gained. subscribe for alerts that are relevant to the career you wish to pursue.
      Update your profile to over 97% to make you more visible.
      We hope all these measures will improve your chances of being considered.

      ^TM

  54. Very sorry for this frastruation, we are causing you, however you helped me for the future job application

    • Hello Gango,
      There is no need for any apologies. We here to enlightened you.
      Just keep visiting our website for more edifying articles

      ^TM

    • Hello Dennis,
      Don’t give up on the first few attempts. Just ensure you a have everything right that is following the below procedure.
      (a complete profile should have a 99% profile completeness percentage)
      -> Ensure that you upload a fresh C.V. on your profile so that employers can get a chance of viewing it.
      -> Create job alerts by clicking on the circled icon at the top right corner of the page. Select the ‘My job alerts’ option from the menu that appears on your screen.
      And lastly apply for job opportunities that match with your talents.
      By doing all this you will have better chances of hearing from the employers.

      ^TM

  55. For i don’t have any exprience of many years and i really have a talent For a particular job, but i can see every job alert needs atleast years of exprience, sc please help!

    • Hi Odoi,

      You can gain the experience you need by engaging in internships and offering your services by volunteering.
      When you offer your services, update your CV as short term contracts. After a short time, you too will have experience and you will be qualified to apply for these jobs.

      In the mean time, look for entry level jobs and internship opportunities on Brightermonday and apply. Also step out and find something to do even if its volunteering at your local businesses. It will help you in gaining experience.

      ^DM

  56. we are very sorry for being troublesome but understand us in a way because its out of job desperation. once again we are very sory.

    • Hello Samwuel,
      No need for apologies.
      Its our duty to ensure that you get timely information in all career topics.
      Feel free to write to us again.

      ^TM

    • Hello Abraham,
      Thanks for showing interest on our job site.
      As a team, we value your time and as such we will ensure that you get unlimited access to all available opportunities on our website at no cost at all!
      Please use the following instructions to create a BrighterMonday job seeker account:
      – using the the URL below:
      https://www.brightermonday.co.ke/ …… click on the sign up tab to create your job seeker account.
      -Once logged in to your account, please update your profile by clicking on “My Career Profile” (a complete profile should have a 99% profile completeness percentage)
      – Ensure that you upload a fresh C.V on your profile so that employers can get a chance of viewing it.
      – You can also create job alerts by clicking on the circled icon at the top right corner of the page. Select the ‘My job alerts’ option from the menu that appears on your screen.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

      ^AM

  57. i repeatedly apply for jobs using your link but i have no succeeded yet what could be the problem since i even got assistance on cv wrighting

    • Hello Kelvin,
      We appreciate your readership.
      We checked on your account details and realized that you need to update your profile up to 99% and then subscribe to our job alerts so that your chances of getting feedback from employers are greatly improved.
      Feel free to write to us if you you need further assistance.

      ^TM

  58. hi am graduating soon with bsc statistics and programming from Kenyatta university?do you guys see any chance of this course surviving in the kenyan market?if yes,please sugest me companies apart from ipsos and infotrack wich am passionate of working with.

    • Hello Mary,
      When uploading your CV, always ensure you have logged into your account. Then click on ‘Upload CV’ tab, browse and attach your CV, which will be automatically saved on our database. Make sure you attach your updated CV each time you apply for a job.
      If it fails kindly forward us the error message so that we assist you further.

      ^AM

  59. Hi, i have been appling for jobs on this site for such a long time now and am yet to get any response.
    Makes me wonder why?
    Yet most of the jobs i apply i have the training and work experience in.
    Why is that?

    • Hi Maina,
      Thanks for sharing your feedback.
      We noticed three things which if implemented will improve your employer response.
      First of all please update your profile up to a range of 98% to 100 % profile completeness.
      Secondly, it would be prudent if you could delete all the resumes on your account then upload an updated resume to your account.
      Finally, please subscribe to our job alerts and apply for jobs as soon as you get the alert on your email inbox.
      Hopefully, these simple yet effective measure would go along way in improving your user experience on our job site.
      Please feel free to get back to us for more assistance

      ^AM

  60. Thanks Mueke and the team. This is well informative, gives us a great view of what really happens after clicking apply button and sharpens us better in job hunt. I like it.

  61. I have searched for jobs but i haven’t gotten that job with a good pay like my colleagues.at age 36,CPA (K) graduate still hustling on a pay of 20k?i wonder if its witchcraft or something?

    • Hello Esther,
      Thank you for writing to us.
      We understand your frustration and we have gone ahead and checked your account.
      We discovered that your profile needs to be completed and this should be up to 98%. Then anytime you apply ensure that your CV and cover letter is well updated. Just keep applying and We hope this measures we have given you will increase your chances to be considered.

      ^TM

  62. I guess my CV is strong and would it be the problem of who you know Vs what you know? I would also like to get more postings on Logistics jobs.

    • Hi Antone,
      If your Cv is strong then you should not worry, just ensure that your profile is complete and apply to jobs that matches your skill.
      Here is the link for logistic jobs.

      ^TM

    • Hi Christopher,
      Thank you for writing to us.
      We checked and confirmed that you don’t have an account with us.
      Kindly follow the below procedure to create one.
      – using the the URL below:
      https://www.brightermonday.co.ke/ …… click on the sign up tab to create your job seeker account.
      -Once logged in to your account, please update your profile by clicking on “My Career Profile” (a complete profile should have a 99% profile completeness percentage)
      – Ensure that you upload a fresh C.V on your profile so that employers can get a chance of viewing it.
      – You can also create job alerts by clicking on the circled icon at the top right corner of the page. Select the ‘My job alerts’ option from the menu that appears on your screen.

      ^TM

  63. Hi i am a new graduate with a bachelor in commerce (marketing option) i have been updating my account but to no avail @brightermonday please advice on what i am doing wrong

    • Hi Jerome.
      We do understand your frustration however, the list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      Start by editing your CV to reflect all the skills and experience you have gained. subscribe for alerts that are relevant to the career you wish to pursue.
      We hope all these measures will improve your chances of being considered.

      ^TM

  64. Hi, i,m lucy i,ve been posting for a production supervisor post and have never been called for a interview.

    • Thank you for your readership.
      The list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      Start by editing your CV to reflect all the skills and experience you have gained. subscribe for alerts that are relevant to the career you wish to pursue.
      Update your profile to over 97% to make you more visible.
      We hope all these measures will improve your chances of being considered.

      ^TM

  65. My name is Eunice, I’m motivated to grow my career in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. I frequently visits job searching websites such as Brighter Monday and sends customized C Vs and cover letters. But nothing comes to avail. Where could be going wrong with my job searching on-line?

    • Hi Eunice,
      Thank you for your readership and we do understand your frustration however,the list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      Start by editing your CV to reflect all the skills and experience you have gained. subscribe for alerts that are relevant to the career you wish to pursue.
      Update your profile to over 97% to make you more visible.
      We hope all these measures will improve your chances of being considered. All the best Eunice

      ^TM

  66. I have been applying through brighter Monday to no avail.What is it am not doing right,am feeling frustrated.
    Yet i write C.V for my friends and they get jobs.Why?

    Regards

    MAU

    • Hi Edwin,
      Thank you for writing to us.
      with regards to your question yes they do go to the employer and if successful you will definitely be called to go for the interview. But any application made by Brighter Monday has to be done online.

      ^TM

  67. Hi,am Hilary, i have been visiting your site daily for the last three years applying for several jobs of which am qualified wit the required experiences but i end up not get even a regret letter what could be the problem?

    • Hi Hillary,
      We understand your frustration and we appreciate you writing to us.
      There several factors which are likely to be the cause of your current predicament. like if up until now you have not updated your cv, or even your profile. It is very important for you to ensure that both your cv and cover letter are well updated. Your profile is also viewed by the employer so this also has to be completed. We have a template for that, click here to read through https://www.brightermonday.co.ke/blog/updated-brightermonday-profile-important/. Work on the two and ensure that you subscribe to the right job alerts and you will better your chances of hearing from the employers.

      ^TM

  68. Hi, My name is Bonface Amoyi Lukoko,

    I have been applying jobs through brighter monday but I have never been called for a single interview.

    What can be the problem

    • Hi Bonface,
      Thank you for your readership.
      The list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      Start by editing your CV to reflect all the skills and experience you have gained. subscribe for alerts that are relevant to the career you wish to pursue.
      Update your profile to over 97% to make you more visible.
      We hope all these measures will improve your chances to be considered.

      ^TM

  69. I have been applying too but no interview is forthcoming, are there any more sites for me to keep trying?

    • Hi Edith,
      Thank you for your readership.
      The list below can shed some light on the possible reasons that might have led to your current predicament;
      Do you send applications to job adverts that match your skills?
      Have you updated your CV since last year?
      Do you write a customized cover letter for each application?
      The number of job seekers has gone higher since last year, making the talent pool larger and you have to ensure your CV stands out from the rest.
      Start by editing your CV to reflect all the skills and experience you have gained. subscribe for alerts that are relevant to the career you wish to pursue.
      Update your profile to over 97% to make you more visible.
      Kindly implement the measures above and you will have a new user experience of our site.

      ^TM

  70. Im a high teacher with degree in education with four years experience kindly brightermonday assist me to get a job in different field

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