Do I Need to Respond to Every Job Applicant on – Practical Advice

No, you don’t need to.

Feel free to ignore garbage applications. Those one sentence applications. The ones who obviously don’t know what they’re doing. Ignore those. Delete them. Likely these are new to the site who are just trying things out (not serious applications) or they’re scammers.

You may also receive form or template applications. These are the people who may have read your job post but they’re sending the same application they’ve sent to every other employer. If they can’t take the time to customize their application or respond to you personally, they’re not worth your time.

Then there are those who took the time to read the job post and followed the application process but they’re obviously unqualified. You don’t need to reply to them either. It appreciates the effort but no point in replying if you know it’s not going to work.

I only respond to applications from qualified applicants who sent personalized responses

That’s when I start the email interview process. I send them a bunch of emails with questions. I copy past the questions and look at their responses. How they respond and how quickly they respond lets me narrow down the list of applicants and create a shortlist. 

If you want me to walk you through my recruitment process and find out what emails I send, go to OneVAAway and take the hiring challenge. It’s only $49. It comes with a money-back guarantee if you’re not happy with it. But I’m confident that you will because most of the people who have taken this challenge have hired amazing people and I get emails from them everyday.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

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      Hi Sheena,

      Thank you for your comment. You can apply for any of the jobs posted here by signing up for an jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply, though we only allow Philippine workers on the site. To register, follow this link =>

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