Published on April 24, 2014
5 Tips to Improve Your Job Search Secrets That Will Keep Your Resume Out Of the Black Hole
1. How to work the Applicant Tracking System 2. Why you should always use the two-step method to apply for jobs 3. How to be pro-active, not reactive 4. Why you can’t dismiss social media 5. Tools for finding names
Employee Referrals The #1 Way People Get Brought In
Doing This! Yet…You spend your time & effort
Where Do New Hires Come From?
How Companies Fill Positions
The Job Posting Process Who’s Using ATS Almost 90%of Large companies Almost 50%of Medium companies
What Can You Do To Break The Odds? ATS eliminate of candidates
Do not use images or graphics
Arial Calibri Verdana Select Fonts Carefully 11 pt No Italics No Underline
• Don’t Put Contact Info In Header • Avoid Templates & Tables • No PDFs More Words of Caution
Identify Key Words & Tailor Your Resume
• Never say “Fired” • Don’t list supervisor names- use Human Resources • Salary History? • Desired Salary? Answer Questions Truthfully
59% of Hires Come From Internal Sources 68% of companies offer referral compensation. SilkRoad Source of Hire 2014
ALWAYS Do the 2-Step
Where To Find Referrals
LinkedIn Relationships 1st Degree connection You You You 2nd Degree connection Group Members are like 1st Degree connections
1st Degree: What Do You Say…. Hi Sally! Hey, I need your help… Hi Sally! What’s new? What do you know about the new job posted… Hi Sally, I see there’s an opening at your company…
Note the email signature
To reach a 2nd Degree connection…. Hi Sally! Hey, I need your help, can you introduce me to Bill… Hi Sally! I believe you know Bill over at … Hi Sally! There’s an opening at [company] do you know
Be Pro-Active Target Employers Ontario County Economic Dev. LinkedIn Previous job postings Share your list of 30-50 companies with everyone
Growth of Social Recruiting 56% 78% 92% 2011 2012 2013
1. Professional photo 2. Custom Headline 3. Personalize URL 4. Add Links to other sites 5. Write keyword rich Summary 6. List details for each job 7. Add skills & expertise 8. Awards/publications 9. Courses/Projects 10. Volunteer 11. Give to get Recommendations 12. Update status regularly 13. Join LinkedIn Groups 14. Follow target companies 15. Grow network
What Will You Do Differently?
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