Do digital natives understand what decision makers are really looking for when checking out candidates online? To answer this question, we turned to our friends at the Young Entrepreneur Council for insight, and asked them:
When a new team member applies for work, and you check out that person online, what do you look for?
When reviewing job descriptions, the person looking to work at the company ends up zeroing in on meeting every single job description criteria perfectly.
Which is important, but it’s not REALLY what employers are thinking about…
Some recruiters will immediately see your value as a potential employee. Others you’ll have to persuade. So how do you communicate your value (the ROI an employer will receive for hiring you as opposed to another candidate) to those recruiters who don’t readily see it?
When I read a post about a high school graduating class this year – with 25 valedictorians – I thought it was going to be an “everybody wins” salute to the trophy generation stereotype. Instead, it seems they all genuinely tied for top of the class.
I just hope they realize their hard work is just beginning.
They now face a reality where those who get the real-world equivalent of straight A’s get the top prize – a job… and everyone else comes in second. “C’s get degrees” only applies in school.
Last year, 75% of job seekers who applied for a job online said they never heard back from the employer.
Does that sound all too familiar?
You’re certainly not alone. Recent survey results show that more than one in four workers reported having had a bad experience when applying for a job…
It’s nearly impossible to read through every resume word for word. What techniques do you use to get through stacks of resumes fast while also making sure that you pick the best talent for the job?