This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile

ARTICLE BY GWEN MORAN 01.30.17 – Fast Company   When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when vetting candidates during the hiring process. But what really catches a recruiter’s eye when they’re scrolling through your profile? Here, several weighed in about profiles that make them reach out—or recoil. INCOMPLETE PROFILES ARE A TURN-OFF When Cassandre Joseph, senior talent acquisition visionary and strategist at recruitment firm Korn Ferry, looks at a profile, she wants to see your work experience, education, and accomplishments. Incomplete profiles make it more difficult to determine whether you’re the best match for the job, because she can’t get the whole picture. It’s a bad first impression, she says. "I find somebody's profile and it says they've worked at, according to the profile, four different places simultaneously. They're adding the new places, but not putting end dates. That says they haven't updated their LinkedIn profile in X amount of years," she says. DON’T USE SELFIES Your profile photo makes the first impression, so put a [...]

Interviewing: Thank you notes, following up and getting past the rejection.

Interviewing: Thank you notes, following up and getting past the rejection.   It is very important to remember that interviewing is good practice for you. I would like you to approach them like you would if you were having a business conversation. You are interviewing the hiring company to find out information so you can make a sound decision about them.   This is not just one-sided.   Remember to get closure for yourself. If you haven’t heard from the hiring company or manager then contact them within two weeks of interviewing.   Make sure you send the thank you note within the same day or 24 hours from your interview. Whether it’s a face to face interview or over the telephone you must send a thank you note via email. You can send a snail mail copy but make sure you send an email because sometimes companies lose the mail items.   Don’t waste your time and energy worrying if you didn’t get the offer from an interview. Remember it’s important to keep your interviewing activity high so you won’t get upset about the rejection. Rejection comes with the territory.   Keep focused and please be honest about [...]

Holidays are the best time to Get a job. Why? Your competition has quit their job hunt.

Don’t Quit Your Job Search! Why? Because companies are hiring during the holiday season!   Myth: Companies don’t hire during the Holidays. Fact: Candidates get hired all the time during the holidays (November through February), the number of positions might not be as high but hiring managers and recruiters are always looking for candidates to fill positions by February 2015.   Myth: Hiring Managers are too busy with holiday parties, shopping, their families, corporate shutdowns or vacations and won’t have time to interview with candidates. Fact: Not true, this is the best time to interview with hiring managers and executives because most of them don’t travel during the holidays. Accessibility is key at this time. Their schedules are free to interview and hire during November through February.   Career Tips: 1) Most candidates quit their job search during November through January. The benefit of this is less competition for those who stay in the game. Their is more job opportunities for those candidates who continue searching for their dream job during these next few months. 2) Stay positive because all hiring managers and human resource professionals are more relaxed, flexible and willing to accommodate you during the hiring process. [...]

Does your resume stand out from the crowd?

I wanted to send this to everyone. I found this on Brad Remillard's website. A Client referred me to this website. How Recruiters Read Resumes In 10 Seconds or Less The 10 or 20 seconds it takes to read a resume seems to always generate a lot of controversy. Candidates comment on how disrespectful it is, how one can’t possibly read a resume in that time and some get angry at recruiters when we talk about this. I hope this article will help everyone understand how we do this. I realize that some still may not like it and will still be angry, but at least you can understand how it works. First, let me say I’ve been a recruiter for 30 years.  I’m sure I have reviewed over 500,000 resumes. I can’t prove this but I’m reasonably confident that this is the case, as this is only an average of about 46 a day. I know many days I have reviewed hundreds of resumes and most in less than 20 seconds. I would say the average is probably around 5 to 7 seconds. So for the record when you hear or read about, “reading a resume in [...]

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