Are you maximizing your job search?
By Brandi R. Muńoz, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPRW
Many job seekers feel they have a good grasp on what they “think” they need to do to find a new job – write a résumé and apply online to job boards.
Easy right? Think again! Finding a new job is an art and very time consuming.
The average job seeker will spend over 11 hours a week looking and applying for jobs. Did you know that applying online is only 10%-15% effective in finding your next role? This is because Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have smart filters that decline a candidate if they do not meet certain criteria or have a specified number of key words from the job posting in their résumé before a human is able to review the application.
There are many free job seeker resources available on the internet, if you have time to search and sift through the information.
However, I have put together a top 5 list of what you can do to help maximize your job search and start seeing better results now:
Brandi is a Professional Résumé Writer and Career Coach for People Culture Consulting.