‘APPLY POINTS’: Helping the Best and Most Qualified Applicants Stand Out

OnlineJobs.ph has over 2 million jobseekers in its database. While the sheer number of jobseekers is exciting, it can also present an unexpected challenge…

The Challenge
Sometimes, employers may receive too many applications for a job, presenting the time-consuming challenge of filtering through and finding the best candidates.

And sometimes, jobseekers may be tempted to apply for jobs they aren’t wholly qualified for, wasting both employers’ and their time.

We’ve found a way to address that.

Understanding ‘Apply Points’
To showcase the best and most qualified jobseekers, OnlineJobs is incorporating a policy using ‘Apply Points.’

Here’s how it works: Verified jobseekers are given 10 ‘Apply Points’ each day they visit their OnlineJobs.ph account while logged in.

When applying for a job, a jobseeker must submit a chosen number of ‘Apply Points’ with their application. It’s up to the jobseeker to decide how many points they submit per job application. The more ‘Apply Points’ a jobseeker uses toward a specific job should reflect their interest in and qualification for that job.

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The Apply Points used will be deducted from your current total Apply Points.

Employers can see how many ‘Apply Points’ each jobseeker uses in their application. They know a jobseeker is serious when they use a greater number of ‘Apply Points.’

WHAT’S THE ‘POINT’?
With 5 times more jobseekers than employers on OnlineJobs.ph, we want to do all we can to pair the right employers with the best workers efficiently and effectively.

‘Apply Points’ are part of our strategy to cut-back on spammy, cut-and-paste job applications.

We’re trying to accomplish two things:

– Encourage ‘spammy’ jobseekers to think twice before applying for jobs they may not be qualified for.

– Allow serious jobseekers to be thoughtful about the jobs they apply to.

Why Does This System Work?

– Jobseekers can apply for any job they want as long as they have ‘Apply Points.’

– Typically, a job for which someone feels more qualified would justify using more points so the application is “highlighted” to the employer. (We don’t actually highlight the application, but an applicant using 8 ‘Apply Points’ looks more serious to an employer than an applicant using 1 ‘Apply Point.’)

– The number of ‘Apply Points’ used is not an indication of skills or reliability. It’s an indication of how thoughtful the applicant is being with the jobs they apply for.

– Saving points to apply to jobs for which a jobseeker feels more qualified can be a big advantage when applying. i.e. if a jobseeker doesn’t feel like they’re very qualified for any jobs they’re seeing one day, they can save their points and come back the next day when there are new job posts. Maybe there’s a job post the next day for which that jobseeker is more interested in or feels very well qualified, then can now use more points to apply for that job..

‘Apply Points’ FAQs for Jobseekers:

– Can I buy ‘Apply Points’?

No.

– Do I lose my unused ‘Apply Points’?

No. They carry over and remain in your account. However, the maximum ‘Apply Points’ that will carry over from day to day is 50 plus the 10 points earned for the day. The total maximum “Apply Points” a jobseeker can have is 60 points.

– Is there any way to get more ‘Apply Points’?

No, right now the only way is to login to OnlineJobs.ph and see if there’s a job for which you feel qualified.

– Is there a maximum number of points I can use toward a certain job post?

No, there is no limit to the number of ‘Apply Points’ that can be used for any given application.

– How does this help a jobseeker?

By allowing you to highlight your application to an employer. When every jobseeker is allowed to apply randomly to unlimited jobs, nobody looks better than anyone else. Those who are serious (or seriously qualified) have a hard time standing out. If you feel you are really qualified for a job, you can use more “Apply Points” to show employers how interested and serious you are in your application. This makes you stand out from the rest.’

– I just created an OnlineJobs.ph jobseeker account. How many “Apply Points” do I get?

Once verified, you get 10 “Apply Points”.

– Will the employer still see my application if I don’t use any points? Can they still see what I sent?

No, you won’t be able to send an application AND the employer won’t see it if you don’t use Apply Points.

‘Apply Points’ FAQs for Employers:

How is this relevant to me as an employer?

Ideally, it will help you recognize the more serious candidates. The number of points a jobseeker uses towards an application indicates how interested a jobseeker feels for the job you posted. If they’re unlikely to get the job, they’re probably not a great candidate and will likely use fewer points. But if their skills match your job description very well, they’re likely to use more points.

Comments

  1. Kimberly Abadiez says

    Will the employer still see my application if I don’t use any points? Like can they still see what I sent ? for example, if I submitted an application that was marked as successfully submitted but did not include any points?

  2. Kevin says

    I just understand this today, I thought it was the ID proof It was asking, so I entered all 60 points in one application. My bad.

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