In your job search, you’re competing against a lot of other candidates. Employers average 118 applications for a given job posting – and only 20% of those applicants are granted an interview. In most cases, there isn’t even a little room for error on your resume.
This infographic from our UK friends Career Savvy (where a resume is called “CV” or “curriculum vitae”) shows the 10 things not to put on your resume… so you can routinely pass the recruiter test – and get the interview!
Contrary to the doom and gloom still shown on the evening news, there are jobs available. In some cases, many jobs. Good jobs. Many of these positions, however, remain open for extended periods of time… despite receiving many applicants. Why is it seemingly so hard for employers to find and hire good candidates? According to this infographic from our friends at SmartRecruiters, it seems that both candidates and employers share fault. For instance: 52% of employers state they can’t find candidates that are the right fit 47% of candidates found employers’ application processes too cumbersome to pursue Take a look at
As we say often here at YouTern: internships are now a prerequisite for starting your career right. And it appears the message is getting through… 67% of the class of 2013 completed at least one internship.
The good news continues: according to a recent survey by Internships.com, 56% of those employers surveyed plan to increase their intern hiring in 2014…
Internships are now essentially mandatory to get a real-world job. Employers want to hire candidates that come with skills already in hand, ready to go from day one.
And many employers hire their current interns. Recently NACE reported that 69% of employers with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs to their interns. So how do you become one of those interns that end up with a job offer?
The unemployment rate for college grads is 7.9%, which means many young adults are still having difficulty finding a job. That fact is scary, indeed. However, you have a lot of say in whether you are part of that statistic.
With some networking knowledge, adjustments to your online presence and developing an action plan rather than just randomly applying, you will be on your way to becoming gainfully employed.
Check out this interesting infographic from CollegeFeed with some job search shortcuts you can use to land your first job!