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Applying for a
Your online job application is sorted and processed by the automated system. Only the top applications are actually ever delivered to an HR representative or a real person of any kind to look through.
What You Need
What do you need to get your resume on top, and get past the automated filters designed to weed out applicants before HR or anyone else has a chance to spend any time on it?
You will need these three things:
1. To put the exact keywords and phrases in the resume and application.
2. Locate jobs that are matched closely to your skills and abilities.
3. Connect with the right contacts to support your application and follow up with.
Use Exact Keywords and Phrases
Have you ever done a Google search for something that you had in mind, but after typing in the search, you got back a page of search results that had absolutely nothing to do with what you were looking for? Well, the technology that fuels the
What most people don’t understand is that they probably have the experience and training that is needed and that the hiring managers are looking for, but, their application is just getting filtered out in the automated system.
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Find Jobs That Closely Match Your Skills and Abilities
If you are applying for jobs that you are qualified for, then you may have a better chance of getting all of those required words and phrases in your application. If you are applying for jobs that are a real stretch for you, then it is a lot tougher. But, where do you find those perfect jobs that you are looking for? Finding the right jobs requires knowing where to look, and how to get the right help finding
Finding just the right
The Right Contacts To Follow Up With
Don’t fall into the myth that many people do. They think that because they applied online, it means that they can’t contact the company. It creates the illusion that there can’t be any human interaction until you win the
Frankly, this attitude will keep most people from making it onto the shortlist at the companies that they are interested in. If you have the right skill set and can articulate that correctly on the application then, you only need a little human interaction to seal the deal.
Companies often hire people who are a known entity. They are friends of someone in the company or have worked with someone in the past. This is where the saying comes from, “who you know matters more than what you know”
Don’t take it lightly. Knowing who to contact and how to contact them is a key component to becoming that known entity, and gaining a foot in the door at that perspective place of employment.
For most people, an attempt at contacting someone in the company ends up poorly. They usually end up with the receptionist’s remark, “if they choose your resume, you will get a phone call from the hiring manager.” Finding the right people to contact and contacting them in the right way will make a big difference in the employer’s interest in your online
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