Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you. It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success. It’s not where you went to college, either.
Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings. For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% of getting that job.
As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.
As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers.
Diversifying Your Job Search
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Most people probably wonder how any position can be “hard-to-fill” with the unemployment rate as high as it is. But just because there are people looking for work doesn’t mean that they have the necessary skills for the jobs that are available.
Of course, if you’re a hiring manager in civil engineering, accounting and finance, IT, sales, or the skilled trade industry, you already know this. Why those five areas? Because they’re all on ManPowerGroup’s 2012 list of the hardest jobs to fill.
So, what do you do if you need to find someone for a hard-to-fill job? A lot of that depends on the position, but several strategies recommended by top hiring managers apply across multiple fields.
The IAEWS Spring Member Congress is just one month away, and ZipRecruiter is excited to be hosting an after party for the event.
The one-day IAEWS conference comes directly before the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Expo and takes place in the same venue. These back-to-back events are expected to bring together a tremendous number of influencers in the job board, recruitment, and human resources space.
We at ZipRecruiter are big fans of networking and are even bigger fans of making networking fun. What better way to do this than by hosting an after party in Vegas? (Yes, there will be Hangover-style face tattoos, so prepare yourself accordingly.)
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