Saturday, November 17, 2012

Technology pushes jobseekers back to the pros

Jenny was sent an e-mail telling her that she did not have to come in next week since her position had been eliminated.  After searching online for a while she finally found some positions she was interested in. “What’s Taleo?” she thought to herself.  She applied for the position and moments later she received a rejection e-mail.

She then posted her resume on job websites and quickly got calls from salespeople.  Her search began to wear her down. It seemed like Jenny was on the wrong side of technology. Jenny needed a pro.

We wanted to get to the bottom of her issue. Since we are a technology company we did an unscientific study of jobseekers who used technology to search for a job and found some interesting results.  

·         A whopping 91% of job applicants despise the applicant tracking process (Amplicate).   
·         653 Applicants sent their resume to a fake job posting within 24 hours (Wallstreet).
·         3000 people stood in line for 6 hours and were told to submit their resume online (Chicago).
·         93% of jobseekers we asked remain disorganized using only e-mail to compile their information.

You would think the search process would be easier but it seems to be becoming more complicated.

Take it from a technologist, use a pro and stop wasting time!

Use a Certified Career Coach to unclog your search
Coaches clarify your job/career situation, determine your needs, and you will discover new things about yourself.  You will learn new skills and techniques, develop new perspectives and conquer fear and uncertainty.

Use Certified Professional Resume Writers to “present” not “parrot”
Certified writers probe beyond what you tell them.  They don’t simply list the “stuff you did” but assist you in listing skills, abilities and accomplishments in an organized compelling fashion.

Ask your pro what tools they use to help you get organized
Organization is key to a successful search. Coaches and resume writers who use Career Coach Office tend to be successful at keeping their clients organized. Job seekers can track leads and document important research they find and place it in easy to find records.

Career Coach Office has:
·         Job Lead Management
·         “About the Company” Research Tracking
·         Resume and Cover letter Management
·         Customized Interview Tips and Reminders from the coach

Tell your Career Coach, Life Coach or Professional Resume Writer to use Career Coach Office or have them try it out for free and to put your search put on turbo! They can go to today.

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