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The End of a Blue Tick Era

It is however important to a job seeker to receive feedback on every job application nonetheless.

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It is however important to a job seeker to receive feedback on every job application nonetheless.

Blue. Ticks. If you are on WhatsApp, there’s a good chance you know about the phenomena that it is blue ticks. A brief history for those that don’t; in 2014, WhatsApp updated its app, and the update made it possible for someone to know when you received and read their message and didn’t respond in reasonable time.

This generation turned it into a verb, and the rest is history. So, it is possible that you have been blue ticked or have blue ticked someone at a certain point in your life.

While some people take being blue ticked very seriously, others might argue that ‘it’s never that serious’, or ‘did you die?’, and may be both are justified in their thinking. Who is right is neither here nor there, but considering the fact that blue ticking usually happens in social settings, it is safe to say that you will survive.

Unfortunately, blue ticking was happening long before WhatsApp came up with a name for it.

Any job seeker faces many challenges, and these can be as varied as the economic conditions in a country, their level of education and experience, inflation, among others, can be. One of the top challenges that many job seekers face, regardless of location, position, et al, is the lack of feedback.

A normal day in the life of a job seeker, especially at entry or junior professional levels, is never receiving feedback on applications aka being blue ticked, unless you were selected among the best candidates. The cycle of applying for jobs and never hearing back from employers is not only frustrating but also demoralizing.

Naturally, it would be absurd to expect to be selected among the best candidates for every job that you apply for. We wouldn’t have an unemployment problem if this was the case, because sometimes it is not a case of your qualifications, but a case of more job seekers than available jobs.

It is however important to a job seeker to receive feedback on every job application nonetheless. It gives you, as a job seeker, hope, inspires you to continue searching and also may provide advice/insight on how you can improve your job applications, thus improving your chances at employment.

With recruiters receiving thousands of applications for a job position, it is near impossible for them to give back feedback to every applicant. Lucky for us, technology exists. With Fuzu's Instant Feedback, a job seeker receives feedback on every application that they send with particular emphasis on what those that were shortlisted/got the position had in comparison to your application thus providing opportunities for improvement, ergo increasing your chances for employment.

Written by

Kelvin Mokaya

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