Unsolicited application – career booster or waste of time?

People who feel comfortable in their professional comfort zones often quickly push aside thoughts of change. But what do you do when the fun at work is steadily diminishing, and you notice an increasing feeling of unease?  Be it because of dissatisfaction with colleagues, or because the ideas and suggestions that you put forward have not been followed up on, or because you are in a development dead end.

“Changing jobs can be an exciting way to accelerate your career and take on new challenges. But it has to be clear what you want in the future, what your career goals are and what kind of work you would enjoy. It is important to consciously take time for the job search and not let yourself be pressured.”

Lisa Blashoff, Talent Attraction Specialist at TecAlliance

Quick change or conscious change?

Before you start looking for a new job, you should be clear about what you want to achieve in the new job. What kind of management culture suits your desire for the freedom to work creatively, self-responsibly, results- and customer-oriented? How important are flexible working hours and mobile working? How important is the fun factor at work? Do the company values match your personal attitudes and convictions, or can the company build a bridge if necessary?

After getting to know your requirements, the next step is to familiarise yourself with the current job market. What are the latest trends and developments? Are there any suitable job offers out there? If so, go ahead with a classic application.

But what do you do if a particularly attractive employer is not now offering a specific advertisement for your dream job?

If you don’t see anything suitable right away, there’s no reason to bury your head in the sand. A speculative application makes sense here. If you know exactly the company, department and position for which you want to apply, you have found the perfect target for your application. But even if you don’t know exactly where you want to go, you should seize the opportunity and send in an unsolicited application.

Unsolicited application – flop or top?

To ensure that your unsolicited application is successful, you should know about and understand the company and the industry in which it operates. Find out about the company’s current challenges and goals. Try to find out what skills and experience you have that could be useful to the company in meeting them. Then you can tailor your application to the company’s needs and show why you are the right person for the job.

Those who apply on their own initiative have the courage to apply for a position that has not (yet) been publicly advertised and to avoid the current of competition.

This can be particularly advantageous if you want to work for a company that is especially relevant to you. An unsolicited application shows that you are proactive and that you are interested in the company. In this way, you can bring yourself to the company’s attention and perhaps help them to decide in your favour even if there is no suitable open position when you apply.

When asked about the chances of success of an unsolicited application at TecAlliance, Lisa explains: “We owe our growth and success to our core competencies such as entrepreneurial thinking and personal responsibility. Someone who applies proactively precisely demonstrates these qualities. And if it is apparent from the application what particularly distinguishes this applicant and the added value to TecAlliance, nothing stands in the way of a first interview.”

A speculative application has helped many applicants find their dream jobs. Are you looking for a change? Then take a chance on success with an unsolicited application to TecAlliance.

Therefore, you should come to TecAlliance

Our employees are our most important success factor. They work together in multinational and multifunctional teams with a common goal in mind: to digitise the entire automotive aftermarket and shape its future. It is important to us to work well together. We are result- and customer-oriented with the freedom to work creatively and manage ourselves. Yes, we have fun doing it.

We promote an appreciative corporate culture, work responsibly and treat each other with respect. Independent work and the competent support of dynamic teams go hand in hand.

Mobile and hybrid working, working in a home office, on the road and on site are part of our everyday professional life so that work and private life can be individually harmonised.

Accept the challenge of personal growth

We owe our growing success to our core competencies. Our collaboration is characterised by cooperation at eye level, open and transparent communication, entrepreneurial thinking, (self-) reflection and personal responsibility. We look for these attitudes in our new team members.

We trust in the willingness of everyone to develop their own strengths and the curiosity to learn and develop. Our open feedback culture helps to discover new development potential. We offer diverse perspectives for professional and personal development in a working environment characterised by collegiality and trust.