A D V E R T I S E M E N T
The job search has certainly changed a lot in the past years and we feel it is important to let everyone in on these changes. After all, knowledge is power and may just help you land that job or land the employees you have always wanted.
- Google takes the place of the resume – these days recruiters are more likely to use LinkedIn or Google to look for potential employees. This is so much cheaper than keeping online resume banks after all and more and more companies are opting for a Google based screening process.
- Your work history is good enough – there are tons of people looking for jobs and this is why HR personnel look to work history right away. This takes them about 30 seconds while as scanning the whole resume takes more time.
- You need social proof – this may seem trivial but social proof, or testimonials or endorsements of your skills and abilities that are found on social networks can really help you land your dream job.
- Cover letters and resumes aren’t check on papers – most companies no longer receive resumes on paper and they hardly ever print the ones they receive via email. We tell you this so you format your resume on such a way that it is easy to read on a monitor.
- Resumes come second to relationships – resumes are no longer used as introductory pieces. As a matter of fact, “send me your resume” is most often an afterthought once introductions are over.
- Employers only pay attention to what they want – these days, a resume or cover letter must always speak to the prospective employee and give them exactly what they want. Tell them what you can bring to them and what they can get from you.
- Work gaps aren’t a big deal – these days gaps in the resume are no longer huge problems. this is because employers are well aware of the state of the job market and appreciate job candidates who keep trying to look for work even if this means they do not find work for a few months or a couple of years; what is important is they are trying.
- Nouns are like currency – companies use screening software for talent searches. We recommend relying on nouns or keywords to get your paper recognized by the software and thus y9ou get recognized by the employers as well.
- Use your personal brand – everyone has a brand and you should use yours to make sure you stand out from the rest of the job-seeking crowds. Control your online image and make it as positive as you can.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Typing isn’t a skill- there was a time when typing was a valuable skill and this is no longer the case. What matters the most is how you have prepared yourself for the job. If you really want to shine and get the employer to pay you any heed, focus on customizing your CV for every company you apply to.