How do you land that dream job? Knowing how recruiters read resumes is critical… and the first step is making is it past your prospective employer’s applicant tracking system. Even after an ATS narrows things down to a (somewhat) manageable stack of resumes, there are often still too many for recruiters and hiring managers to give serious consideration to each one. So, when a hiring manager sits down to start working through a stack of resumes, they spend about six seconds scanning them to see which ones they can eliminate right off the bat. That might sound unfair, but it’s really just
Today, if you aren’t easy for recruiters to find and obviously qualified for the job they are trying to fill… you are invisible to them. Recruiters today are in a hurry to fill their jobs. The reason they don’t take more time is simple: the majority of recruiters are measured on their “time-to-hire” — how quickly they fill job openings. So, most recruiters don’t have, or take, the time to read a complete resume or social profile to determine if you would be a good fit for the job they are trying to fill. If you aren’t obviously qualified for their job opening,
During the Social Age job search, sometimes it’s hard for job seekers to keep up with the newest trends.
But what if you knew exactly how employers found their best candidates? How they measure the quality of a new hire? And how they set out to establish themselves as brand worth working for?
The phone rings… it’s a recruiter!
You’re both excited and petrified. You’ve been waiting for this call, but you don’t have much experience at this. You don’t know the rules. You don’t have any idea what they are going to ask!
Recruiters help organizations find top talent and, if you’re lucky, help put in you in position to land a job.
In other words, they can be great resources during your job search. Unfortunately, however, they aren’t always completely clear when they communicate with candidates…
When an employer receives your application, and they evaluate you as a job seeker, what do they really look for? The school you went to? Your GPA? Perhaps it is volunteer experience or soft skills? When going through the interview process, what makes the biggest difference? If the interview didn’t go so well, should you count on your cover letter and thank you note to help make up ground? As shown in this infographic from Addison Group, employers clearly care about relevant work experience and skills… no surprise there. But did you know they also care a great deal about the reputation