Recently, I had a brief email conversation about an article I presented in three parts; How a Candidate is Viewed by a Hiring Manager . It covered how a hiring manager views candidates. I received a comment that was extremely accurate. The person emailing said, the bottom line is, there is so much information out there, how do you know what is helpful and what is not?
As a recruiter what I have often seen as the biggest mistake that candidates make in looking and getting a job - they apply to jobs of which they are not qualified. They look for jobs that they think they would be great at, but not what they Have Actually Done, nor do they any practical experience.
And especially today, with so many unemployed, candidates don't recognize that if they Send out too many resumes to the same company; especially resumes that do not demonstrate qualifications to the positions which they are applying - the companies will ultimately blacklist these individuals.
Recruiters often search for qualified job candidates on LinkedIn. Learn how they conduct such searches and how you can make sure they find you when they go looking on LinkedIn.
How recruiters search on LinkedIn
Recruiters frequently type the job title that they want to hire and their city name into the Search People box and then sort by relevance to find top candidates in their target area.
Unemployment is the product of a recession, not the cause of it. Unemployment numbers will continue to climb long after the official start of a recession, and typically will take considerable time to correct after the official end of a recession.
You just finished three job interviews in a week and are still Monday quarterbacking about how well you did or did not. You are analyzing every question and answer to grade your performance with the hope that you got a touchdown and will soon be on your second interview cycle with the offer letter close behind.