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Don’t Apply for Every Job Out There!
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK... Online job postings make it
If you or someone you know is “click
data. Job boards also offer similar
easy to apply for a job. Before
happy,” it is time to understand how
filtering services to companies.
you submit a resume for a
recruiters do their jobs and how you
position, remember the “80/20 rule.” If you meet 80% of the job requirements, then go
can ensure you will NEVER be called to interview!
When a recruiter clicks on an applicant’s name in this tracking system, he/she can see every job that person has
ahead and apply. If not, move
We understand that job searching can
applied for within the company. If
be very frustrating! There are
someone has applied to several jobs in a
jobseekers out there who are seeing
short period of time, this can raise red
Don’t forget to customize your
postings on the internet that they
flags. Christina mentioned that she once
resume to the job opening to
“may” be interested in, and quickly apply
saw an applicant apply to both a Vice
without reading through the
President position AND a mail room clerk
requirements to verify that they
role! Obviously, this person is not
targeting their job search and seems
ensure you get noticed! ~Bonny Filandrinos, President
Many of these candidates who apply to
SSInc Presents . . . Workplace Wisdom
“everything” send the same generic
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison
TIPS FOR THE JOBSEEKER Remember to tailor your resume to EVERY job posting! If you haven't already, be sure you attend our Resume Builder Workshop! We will teach you how to EASILY customize your resume for every job you apply for! Watch your inbox for upcoming workshop invitations!
VERY desperate. This is a turnoff to recruiters!
resume every time. Recruiters will
Bottom line: Employers are seeking
quickly recognize these candidates and
candidates who are focused and have a
will not waste their time reviewing your
clear idea on what they can offer a
resume! They will put you on their
potential employer. They do not want
personal “black list” and will not
someone who is desperate and has no
consider you EVEN when you finally
vision of what their career path truly is.
qualify for the position!! If you do not truly qualify for the job, why bother applying and, if you DO qualify and ARE interested in the position, why don’t you put more effort into it?
Remember, if you do not qualify for a job, DO NOT APPLY! Obviously a mail room clerk is not qualified for a high level VP position. Choose jobs that you qualify for and focus on tailoring each of your
At our last Friday seminar, “Stand out
applications and customizing your resume
Resumes,” presenter Christina Bryant,
to the job description so you get noticed!
HR professional, spoke to our applicants about applicant tracking systems (ATS). Many companies are using their system to handle job applications and help manage resume
Just ask one of our applicants who has attended our Resume Builder workshop– tailoring your resume will increase your chances of getting a call!
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to everyone hired by our clients during the month of May
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