Most large and some midsized companies, have an automatic sorting mechanism for scanning resumes for open positions. Simplistically, they use an algorithm that takes key words and phrases from the position description written by the hiring manager, and matches them to the words and phrases on the resumes from applicants. The words and phrases that match are sorted into a group of high potential resumes. Resumes are … Continue reading the story "WHEN ROBOTS SCAN YOUR RESUME"
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There are four potential opportunities to make it to the next level in the job search process: The initial screen; a more in-depth telephone screen; an initial interview; and the final in-depth interview. Therefore, you have four chances to cut your candidacy short by not understanding what is expected. Let’s talk about what prevented you from advancing to the next level and what you might … Continue reading the story "WHY YOU DIDN’T GET THE JOB!"
The telephone rings. When you answer, a voice says, “I’d like to spend a few minutes talking about the resume you sent to us about an open position we have for which you applied”. Ever wonder what the telephone screener is really looking for that will elevate you to become a top candidate? If this is your dream job, read on. First of all, the telephone … Continue reading the story "HIRING MANAGER’S CHECKLIST"
Interviews are an interesting way to land a job. It's kind of like going on a date: Everyone is dressed up, on his or her best behavior and then you ask questions to find out more about each other. Unlike a date, in an interview there are usually three parts:
- To start off, the interviewer might say, “Let me tell you a little bit about our … Continue reading the story "QUESTIONS TO IMPRESS"
Assume you have two finalist candidates for a dream job. Both have identical education, background and experiences. One is an introvert and the other an extrovert. What are their best qualities and how can they effectively interview to get the job? Introverts tend to be self-aware, are OK with being alone or with a small group, stays out of the limelight, may be hard to get … Continue reading the story "HIRE AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT?"