Tag Archives: mobile recruiting

Applicant Tracking System Prison – Are You in It?

ATS - Applicant Tracking SystemsA number of fellow Chameleon Resumes Tribe members (that’s what I call all of us), have vented about the frustration experienced when applying for jobs online.

I’ve been given an “ear” full via email:

“Lisa, will there ever be a resume/application form that actually does not take hours to complete??”

“I know I am qualified, but I can’t ever get someone to call me back after I submitted my resume. Will these systems ever allow me to convey how I am qualified beyond keywords?”

“Is there a way to beat the applicant tracking system, so I am not in this hell anymore?”

I am going to break it to you – here comes the tough love:Continue Reading…

Why Ageism Isn’t Your Real Problem

ageism isn't your real problemAgeism as a challenge gets thrown around a lot in the executive recruiting world. There is this false assumption that because you’re a certain age that you won’t get the job. The reality is there are plenty of companies who will hire you for your expertise regardless of your age if you can properly convey your value.

Yet many executives looking for work still cite ageism as their main challenge in landing the job. Pardon the bluntness, but perhaps “ageism” isn’t the real problem here. In fact, it’s very likely that perhaps you’re making some mistakes that portray you as dated, inflexible and victimized – characteristics that are unattractive at any age.

Use our tips to make sure you aren’t coming off this way in your job hunt.Continue Reading…

4 Ways to Make Your Resume Mobile Friendly

 

make your resume mobile friendlyOne of the job hunting trends we’re seeing in 2015 is the rise of mobile recruiting. While moving in the direction of mobile has been going on for some time, a 2014 LinkedIn report suggests that because candidates have become so keen on looking for jobs on their phones that companies are starting to put forth more effort in their mobile recruiting efforts.

What does this mean for you? The bad news is if you aren’t already using your phone to look for a job then you’re behind. The good news is that companies are just starting to get the ball rolling with their mobile recruiting campaigns, so you still have time to make your resume mobile friendly.Continue Reading…

2015 Job Interview Trends

 

2015 job interview trendsIf you’ve been following the Chameleon Resumes blog lately then you know we’ve been covering the latest trends in job hunting, LinkedIn and resumes for the new year. Of course, an overview of trends for an upcoming year wouldn’t be complete without mentioning interviews!

We’ve curated a list of what to expect in the coming year – from new trends to old methods that are making a comeback.Continue Reading…

Embracing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for Executive Job Search Victory

ATS - Applicant Tracking SystemsLet’s face it: executive job search candidates hate applicant tracking systems (ATS) as part of the job search process. As a former recruiter of finance and other corporate executives, I have used ATS systems (Taleo, Bullhorn, SAP, Bond Adapt, PeopleSoft and others) for a number of years and knew from the beginning that they were here to stay. After attending a recent Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) seminar on ATS Selection & Optimization, it is very apparent that this sentiment is still very strong and ATS systems are not going anywhere. In fact, it is the complete opposite: recruitment and talent management systems will continue to be embedded within the employment landscape…so what is an executive job seeker to do?Continue Reading…

Is Your Resume Ready for Mobile Recruiting?

Can your resume ready be viewed on a smart phone? Your resume and job search has to now contend with smart phones, iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Blackberries and every other type of old and new tech device in between. The job search and the recruitment model is going mobile like the rest of business and every other industry—if they are smart and want to stay ahead of the competition. So how can job seekers be ready for these technological adjustments and what should they expect?Continue Reading…