The story is all too familiar - you perfectly tailor your resume, submit it through all the right channels, and patiently wait for an email that will likely never come. Applications can be long, tiresome, and shockingly futile: a 2016 report revealed that for every 27 job applications, you’re likely to get ONE single interview.
Little has changed in the intervening years since these statistics were released - 2018 is just as competitive and it’ll take a unique mixture of ambition and creativity to get noticed. With sites like LinkedIn making it easier and easier to apply for jobs en masse, you may be devoting countless hours toiling away with unnecessary applications.
Beat Your Application Slump.
Updating your resume can be confusing: should you list all of your past experience? How do you determine what’s “relevant”? Is formatting really that important?
When you start researching online, the questions only seem to multiply. One site tells you to include a short bio, another says to keep your resume as basic as possible. There exists whole forums dedicated to discussing the merits of different fonts and sizes. References are apparently a topic of fierce debate - how many should you include? What makes a reference-worthy person? Should you have them at all?
Close those ten thousand tabs and take a deep breath. With 20+ years of recruiting experience, we’re here to give you the basics on refreshing and updating your resume without the added stress. Follow these 10 simple tips - taken directly from our READ MORE
The Definitive Guide to Resume Writing
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You have researched the company and the position you are interviewing for, you have studied how not to blow the interview, and you have prepared your answers to common interview questions – all of which is important, but in reality it’s the bare minimum. If you want to stand out from the crowd you must ask great questions, thereby demonstrating your interest and connecting with the interviewer on a personal level and determining if it’s even the job you want!
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Calling all Job Seekers! Join us for Office Hours on Wednesday, July 23rd @SILO in Makers Quarter from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.This month's open office session will be held at SILO in Makers Quarter during Bring Your Own Work (BYOW) Wednesday. This is an opportunity to get outside, shake up your job search and network with a new and [caption id="attachment_2642" align="alignright" width="150"]READ MORE
Ever wonder what happens when you upload your resume to apply for a job? Will it go straight to Human Resources, or will it get lost forever in an abyss of others applications? Often times, the answer depends on you.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are technology tools many employers rely on to vet, parse and store resumes. Often the first recipients of your uploaded resume, ATS software can determine the fate of your information based on the wording, format and structure. The trick is knowing how to tailor your resume for technology (the ATS) so that people will re...
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We’ve all heard the statistic – these days, a typical recruiter spends an average of six seconds reviewing a resume. As a professional recruiter myself, I can confirm this to be true.
Yet it’s important to note that six seconds is an average figure, meaning that it represents a wide range of experiences. Some resumes I’ve encountered capture more than six seconds of my attention. Some capture much less.
Have you ever applied for a job and didn’t hear back? Or – even worse – received the non-descript, automated, “thanks but no thanks” rejection email? If so, then your resume may have ended up on the wrong side of the six second rule.
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We've all heard the saying, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” It’s an uplifting thought, and certainly one that I’ve sought comfort in during some less-prosperous (though emotionally rewarding) moments in my career. But at the end of the day, it’s just not that easy.
In today’s job market, success comes to those who identify what they want and go after it wholeheartedly and with unwavering determination. They are the doers, the non-complainers, the change makers, the hard workers, the opportunists, the innately proactive and the consistently positive. In a word, they are the best.
The reality is that in order to succeed, you have to become the best. In whatever it is that you do, you must work as hard as you can to be the best if you want to achieve career success. And THEN the money will follow.
This was the subject of a recent talk at Grossmont College, during wh...
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