The typical way most job seekers submit resumes for consideration don’t work. In this episode we discuss why you should consider another way that will get you much better results. In fact, by using this method, your resume is more likely to reach the person that makes the hiring decision instead of getting stuck in Human Resources.
There’s a big difference between Duties and Accomplishments.
– Are all the routine things you do in the performance of your job.
– Are done as a part of the minimum expectation in the performance of your job.
– Are those achievements beyond the daily routine.
– They bring added value and benefit to your employer.
006: Five Reasons Your Resume Is Rejected And How To Turn It Into Your Own Personal Marketing Machine
In order for your resume to get you the attention you deserve,
1. Format your resume properly keeping ease of reading / scanning in mind.
2. A resume is a marketing brochure, not an auto biography.
3. Use a Professional Overview in the place of an Objective.
4. Focus on Accomplishments rather than putting so much emphasis on duties.
5. Use Keywords that match the position and culture of the company.
The “hidden job market” refers to job openings that are not posted online or advertised.
– Positions are posted internally with hopes that employees will refer candidates.
– Human resources receives too many applications.
– Human resources is focusing on priority openings.
– Sensitive high-level position.
– Replacing someone with a critical function that the company cannot afford to be without.
– Extremely low supply of highly specialized skills. These openings are typically given to recruiters.
Why Looking for a Work on a Job Board Is So Frustrating
– Job Boards sell Advertising – NOT Jobs
– Candidate clicks convince Employers to Buy Advertising
– CareerBuilder® reports that around 50% of all candidates applying through job postings online never hear back from the employer most likely due to applicant tracking systems screening them out.
Some of the most common ways we are taught to look for a job yield the worst results. There are reasons for this and we will discuss why that is. On this episode of The Job Search That Works Podcast, we will be talking about
The Best and the Worst Ways to Find a Job
Out of all the ways to look for a job, the least productive are blanket mailing out resumes, responding to ads in professional or trade journals and responding to ads on Internet Job Sites.
The most productive ways to find a job are calling companies in the yellow pages, partnering with other job hunters, and the most effective at 86% … well, you will have to tune in to find out.