5 Tips to Keep Your Resume Out of The Black Hole

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Published on April 24, 2014

Author: careersherpa

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There is nothing more frustrating than applying for a job on-line and never hearing from the company. Your job search doesn’t have to be this way. Learn what you can do to beat the competition, locate hidden jobs, and shorten your job search. You’ll leave this presentation ready to tackle your next job by using these five secrets.
• How to work the Applicant Tracking System
• Why you should always use the two-step method to apply for jobs
• How to be pro-active, not reactive
• Why you can’t dismiss social media
• Tools to give you direct access to company insiders

Hannah Morgan, Job Search and Social Media Strategist
CareerSherpa.net
Presented at Finger Lakes Job Fair April 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

Remember This?

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

Follow Instructions

• 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

Sleuthing Tools

What Will You Do Differently?

LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/in/Hannah Morgan Twitter @careersherpa Facebook Career Sherpa Google+ +Hannah Morgan Email hmorgan@careersherpa.net To Your Success!

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