Tag Archives: hiring managers

Why the Spray & Pray Job Search Technique Doesn’t Work Anymore

 

job search techniqueIn 1999, when Monster promoted itself with its “When I Want To Grow Up” TV ad during the Super Bowl, it put Monster’s job search services on the map.

Candidates would upload their resumes and, bada-boom-bada-bing, the candidate had interview calls within the day.

And if the candidate wanted, the candidate would submit their resume to a handful of jobs, and Sha-Zam, requests for interviews followed.

Additionally, if an employer had a job to fill, they popped in a few keywords into Monster’s search function and a-la-kazam! There were a list of somewhat qualified candidates to call.

And those candidates eagerly awaited the recruiter’s call since it meant they didn’t have to do any work for an interview.Continue Reading…

7 Lame Reasons HR May Not Call Back After You Rocked the Interview

 

reasons HR may not call backI receive emails almost daily from frustrated job seekers asking me what they should do when they don’t receive any follow up from potential employers after a job interview. Frustrated, mad, disappointed, offended, tired… can you relate to any of those feelings? Those sentiments often fill my inbox, along with the question, “What is happening when HR doesn’t call me back?”

When you send a resume through an impersonal job posting, you are generally more reasonable in that you do not expect a “no thanks” response. However, after going through several rounds of interviews (especially when you think you’ve nailed it!) only to receive an eerie silence with no subsequent follow-up, I imagine it leaves you feeling outraged and frustrated. I can’t say I blame you and it always makes me sad. As a former 3rd party recruiter, I did experience it, also. I had candidates go through the process and then the corporate recruiter would go silent.

Pulling from my 13 years of recruiting experience, I wanted to shed some light on what is actually happening behind the scenes when a recruiter drops the ball throughout the recruitment and interview process. While it has become a daunting task for employers to manage the communication process, that isn’t an excuse to fail to keep a candidate in progress informed.

Please know that I do not believe any of these explanations justify the behavior. But if you can have an inkling as to what goes on inside these processes, you can realize it is not personal and recruiters are not intentionally being sneaky. In most cases, it is just human nature, incompetence, being overwhelmed or lack of information that is the cause of the lack of response. I find knowing it is not personal can ease the frustration.

Through my recruiting experience, this is what I came to realize:Continue Reading…

5 Common Resume Mistakes Made by Health Care Executives

 

resume mistakes made by health care executivesNo matter what position you are looking for in the health care field, the industry can be very competitive. Hiring managers are actively searching for the best candidates that can fill the positions and add real value to their business. Unfortunately, many health care professionals make seemingly simple mistakes that can cost them the opportunity for a new position. Using a few of our resume tips and avoiding these common errors can help you get past the automated resume checks and get noticed by the hiring manager.Continue Reading…

5 Tips for Getting Your Resume to the Hiring Manager’s Desk

 

getting resume hiring managers deskGetting your resume to the hiring manager’s desk is a modern day, professional equivalent of the quest for the Holy Grail (interview) to some. However, when you follow these 5 tips to improve your ability to get your resume in the hands of a hiring manager, you will see light at the end of the tunnel and the dream job interview within your reach.Continue Reading…

Top Blog Posts You Liked in 2014

 

top blog posts 2014You told us and we listened…here are the top blog posts of 2014 that you told us added the most value to your job search. Share them with your friends and colleagues as they prepare for the 2015 job search…or maybe some are new to you? Want to re-read your favs? Let us know your thoughts and if you agree with the rankings below.

We are so grateful for all your attention and feedback all year. Here is to a great 2015!Continue Reading…

Is Your Resume Idiot-Proof? Why Being Qualified Is Not Enough…


I mean no offense to my recruiting brethren with my title heading. (I am a former recruiter for those who do not know.) We are certainly not idiots. Just overwhelmed. Job seekers need to know that corporate and search firm recruiters are overwhelmed with resumes and communications from candidates who are earnestly seeking their next position (sometimes using guidance from job search coaches like me ).

Knowing this fact, I tell my clients that being qualified is not enough!! Those that are qualified will rise to the top of the pile and have her resume read ONLY if their resume is idiot-proof.Continue Reading…