It is so hard to figure out the “rules” of today’s job search. Probably because there aren’t any, really. And hiring pros all seem to be looking for something different.
And that is part of the problem: HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers are all hiring professionals… but they really ARE looking for something different…
I was asked an awesome question today by a client who had been looking at some of my competitors’ website: “Why do you charge one rate for most resumes instead of charging based on experience level?”
More often than not when someone tells me they have a job interview (yay!) I ask, “Great! Who is the interview with?” And the answer nearly all of the time is, “Oh I don’t know I’m sure it’s some HR person.”
“Just some HR person” can send you on to the next level, or hold you back from ever getting an offer.
When you know who the interviewer is, you’ll have better interview success.
As a job seeker you know there are a lot of frustrating nuances about the job search. You examine the hoops you’re expected to jump through just to land an interview and honestly begin to downright dislike the HR industry.
Here are a few of the top complaints job seekers have about HR: