IS YOUR JOB SEARCH WORKING FOR YOU?

Everyone is familiar with the quote,"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." This is particularly applicable to many job searches we see out there. Below is a checklist for making sure your job search strategy covers all your bases and effectively delivers the results you are striving for. Example of an Ineffective Job Search Strategy: At a recent networking event, someone wanted insight into to why he still hadn't found a job after 9 months of trying. He was asked to describe his weekly job search process. He responded that he goes to four job search websites, conducts searches based on his criteria, reviews the jobs that meet the c

BEAT THE ROBOTS: HOW TO GET YOUR RESUME PAST THE SYSTEM AND INTO HUMAN HANDS

Landing an interview can feel impossible if you don't have any personal connections. People often blame the sheer volume of resumes that are submitted - HR simply can't review them all with enough detail to see what a perfect candidate you are! One study suggests that recruiters spend only six seconds looking at each resume. However, many resumes are trashed before they're even seen by human eyes. How is that possible? Here's how: Many organizations rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help pre-filter resumes. The systems work by scanning resumes for contextual keywords and key phrases, mathematically scoring them for relevance, and sending only the most qualified ones through for hum

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