Archive for September, 2014

ATS-Best Practices for Employers and Hiring Managers

””We are currently operating in an employer’s market. There are more well-qualified applicants applying for positions than there are great paying positions available. As a human resources professional, that means you have your pick of who you want to choose to fill any given position! On the down side, that means you may have to sort through a lot of applications and resumes in order to find candidates that fill your needs.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are very useful tools for wading through the pool of candidates, but it is important to follow a few guidelines in order to prevent them from filtering out good candidates.
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Successful Interviewing

Photo 57 (2)Identifying Employer Wants and Needs
Congratulations, job seeker! You attended several resume seminars and had your resume proofed by eight different counselors that were all in agreement; you are a genius with a targeted resume for every occasion. Your confidence is at an all-time high as requests for interviews explode. You gave the employer what they needed to determine you deserved an interview. Now give the employer what they want to determine if you’re right for the job.
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More Electronic-Organized Job Search

DavidIn a previous blog, E-Organized Job Search, I mentioned using Windows Explorer as an effective document management tool to aid in electronically organizing your job search. Today, I want to show a few more organization tools to use.
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Get It Covered

cherylI find that when it comes to reading cover letters there are two types of people; those who read every detail and those who completely ignore them and go straight to the resume. So, what’s a job seeker to do? The key is to write as if they will read it, but don’t count on it. Here are some tips on how to increase the chances of having cover letters read.
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Celebrating American Workers

JoAnn KawamotoLabor Day, a celebration of the American workers’ dedication, hard work and persistence, was declared a National holiday in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland. Today, typically marked by family picnics, it is seen by most as the unofficial end of summer, as school begins once more.
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