Jobseekers are quick to show their disdain whenever a recruiter or blogger mentions the eight second resume review. You know, the average time an employer spends scanning your resume.
Of course they’re frustrated. After all, many (not all) jobseekers take a lot of time and care to get their resume just right…
Is there a fundamental issue with your messaging? Or is the problem with your job search strategy?
The likely answer: your job search killer is probably… both.
In a job search, following up with a potential employer can be one of the greatest challenges. Most jobseekers anguish over the timing and the frequency of checking in with recruiters, human resource professionals, and managers. Unfortunately, many job seekers resort to leaving numerous phone messages and sending multiple emails. The result: their attempt to show diligence paints them in the corner as a pest. Here are some guidelines and tips to help you respond appropriately and with less mental traffic! When Working Directly with a Decision Maker When you applied to a position and received an email response
What really happens after you’ve submitted your résumé? What steps does the employer go through? What exactly is the employer looking for?
Finally, how does the employer decide whether or not your résumé ends up in the trash pin or the “must interview pile?