Career Advice Round-up
For the week of November 25th, 2019, we have posts on…
…the most annoying things job seekers do,
…what to do when you are ghosted by an employer,
…making the most of your StyleCareers profile,
…beating the dreaded, corporate career sites (ATS), and
…job hunting while you are employed.
A huge part of the fun of working as a recruiter is getting to speak to so many different people all the time. Helping them on their way to getting their dream role with your client is a great feeling! It’s always interesting learning how different candidates have navigated through their careers to date, and representing top performers is exhilarating.
The digital age has introduced new, and often painful, ways of ending relationships. None of them are more hurtful than ” ghosting.” For those of you who are fortunate to not have been ghosted before, being ghosted simply means that someone has stopped responding to all communication.
Job hunters should know that nearly 40 percent of employers use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for their job openings. Don’t let the name fool you. Applicant tracking systems don’t “track” where you are in the recruitment process. They’re aimed at saving employers time by dividing strong candidates from the weak.
The new StyleCareers.com offers job seekers a lot in the way of Personal Branding opportunities. It is our hope that you will take the time to create a great profile; one that will give you an advantage over other job seekers. This post will cover the following…
Imagine this: you’re at your desk working hard on a project, and your manager’s boss walks up to you with a pleasant smile on his face. In this movie, your name is Nick and you’re a software engineer. “Hey, I met a guy that knows you!” says your manager’s boss, Phil.