Unsolicited Application to the Personnel Service Provider: 7 Tips for Job Search via Recruiter


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Are you looking for a job but are currently unable to find a specific job advertisement that you can apply for? Then an unsolicited application could be considered for you. She doesn't just make for Specialists in IT and engineering Sensebut in many industries. But how do you go about it?

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Initiate Application - Definition

Initiative means that you apply for the so-called hidden job market. Although the term “covert job or job market” sounds a little like a second choice, the opposite is actually the case: Around 70 percent of the vacancies are filled before they are advertised publicly.

Most of the time these are attractive positions that are well paid. As a rule, you have only two options for getting such a job: Either you have good contacts or you write unsolicited applications.

Tips for the Initiation Application at the Personnel Service Provider

Here you can find out what exactly an unsolicited application is and why it pays off to apply for an initiative with a human resources service provider.

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1. Use unsolicited applications selectively

An unsolicited application is understood as one Casting without concrete job offer. So in your application, you do not refer to a job advertisement that you found in a job board.

Often the unsolicited application is confused with the blind application, although there are some differences. So is the speculative application in contrast to the blind application For example, the contact person known to the desired company.

2. The right address for the initial application

Therefore, the unsolicited application always contains a direct personal address.

In addition, if you opt for an unsolicited application, even if you do not know whether such a position is currently vacant, you are applying for a specific position or position in the company.

3. Score with commitment and personality

Therefore, it is all the more important that you gain in a proactive application with your commitment, your personality, your technical knowledge and your interest in the company plus points.

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Also, if the desired position is currently not free, you may be invited and get another job offer that is not yet publicly available. The goal of an unsolicited application is therefore always to be invited to a job interview.

4. Write the application accurately

If you choose to be proactive, you face the problem of having to write many different applications if you want to target multiple companies.

Every application has to be completely reformulated in order to adapt it to the respective company, which of course requires a lot of work.

5. Use unsolicited application with a recruitment agency as a possibility

This high cost can be reduced by applying proactively to a recruitment agency. There are to follow certain procedures, Especially in the following situations, such an unsolicited application can make sense:

  1. If you are currently unable to find a job that fits your qualifications and interests
  2. If you already know exactly what kind of job you want to do
  3. If, after a long career break, you plan to return to work soon

6. Use multiplier effects of recruiters

If you apply proactively to a recruitment agency, you are only writing a speculative application, but you can reach a variety of interesting companies from the region. The reason: recruiting agents act as multipliers in this regard.

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You apply once and get several matching offers because recruiters offer the following benefits:

  • Recruiters work long term with multiple client companies working together.
  • They know the personnel decision makers and have often housed these themselves in the relevant companies.
  • They have knowledge of company internal affairs - both in terms of the economic situation and in terms of corporate and leadership culture.

7. Achieve long range with little effort

You benefit from this: As soon as you apply for a job offer through a recruitment agency, your application will be compared with the catalog of potential companies in order to provide you with several suitable offers.

Therefore, an unsolicited application with a personnel consultant is as promising, although the effort is relatively low. Suffice it to write a single application to get a variety of job offers.


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  1. Ulrike

    It is interesting that an unsolicited application for a recruitment agency can possibly reach several companies with just one application. This is actually a pretty brilliant idea when you are looking for a job. A friend of mine recently lost his job. I would recommend submitting an unsolicited application to a recruitment agency!

  2. Lars

    The recruitment application for recruitment is always a great way for people who are looking for work. You can just state your abilities and hope that there are vacancies in the market. A friend of mine works in a recruitment agency in Tyrol and has said that he often quickly finds a suitable job with unsolicited applications!

    • Simone Janson

      Hello Lars, thanks for your comment!

    • Simone Janson

      Thanks for the tip, which will certainly please many readers!

  3. Ina Graf

    Just thanks for this post, I probably would not have come to that.

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