Job Seeker Tips: Job Search Strategies
Perhaps you have experienced the roller-coaster of spending hours applying for positions that match your skills and experience—only to receive a series of robotic rejection letters with no hope of an interview. You may start to wonder: Hello? Are there any humans out there? If so, how can you break through the cyber-screening process to connect with employers?
Today’s reality is that Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are part of the “filtering” process for most employers that are posting jobs online. Most recruiters don’t have time to read every resume or interview every candidate that applies to a position—especially if they are trying to fill hundreds or even thousands of jobs each year. That’s why it’s so important to search the job description for clues about what attributes or skills they might be screening for. By working those keywords into your resume, you can improve your chances of advancing to the next step in the hiring process.
So, what else can you do to make your time spent on the job search more productive? Discovering the perfect role doesn’t have to be a frustrating, time-consuming, or disappointing experience. Due to our 30+ years of experience connecting companies to marketing talent, Marcomm has identified several tips to help you find the next career opportunity in our latest blog series for job seekers.
Whether you are pursuing an Entry-Level, Intermediate, Mid-Level, Executive/Senior Level, or Contract role, our Job Search Strategies tips page offers practical tips to improve your chances of success.
In addition, our team of recruiting experts has assembled a series of other tips to help job-seekers find the right match. Check out our free resources including Navigating Negotiation, Optimize your LinkedIn Profile and Resume, and Interview Prep & Etiquette.