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What Changed Why Does It Seem So Hard To Get a Job These Days

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Job marketing information that helps you get interviews!
Revealing secrets only Headhunters know in marketing your resume. • The answer to why I apply for 100 Jobs and get only a couple of interviews • 5Xing your interviews with just this one simple piece of information • Using Guerrilla marketing tactics to get more interviews • Getting your resume directly into the hands of hiring managers • Differentiating yourself from other people applying for the job you want • The two critical changes in the recruitment process that you must know about to get a job

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What Changed Why Does It Seem So Hard To Get a Job These Days

  1. 1. JOBS Why does it seem so hard to get a job these days? Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. What Changed? Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Why does it seem so hard to get a job these days compared to the past? Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. I often hear from individuals that it seems much more difficult to get a job than it was a few years ago. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Is this true? If so, what is the reason? Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. I believe there are two things in recent years that have dramatically effected the ability to search and get a job. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. The First is the Internet Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Because of the internet almost all job searching and candidate sourcing is now done online. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. In many ways this is a great thing… Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. With the advent of Monster.com, Dice and thousands of other specialized job boards… Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. finding a listing of a job that fits what you do is easier than ever. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. But unfortunately because of this, it is also just as easy for everyone else. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. With the jobless rate at such a high level, the amount of people applying for a particular job online… Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Has at times gone from hundreds… Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. To thousands! Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. The Second is Applicant Tracking Systems . Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. To handle this huge amount of applicants, more and more companies are using applicant tracking systems. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. With so many people applying for jobs online, applicant tracking systems screen candidates by criteria before anyone ever physically sees their resume. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Let’s say you are applying for 100 jobs & sending out 100 resumes. For the purpose of demonstration, let’s say 100 resumes were sent to one company. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Those 100 resumes go into an applicant tracking system that immediately screens out 50% of them based on keywords & other criteria not necessarily spelled out in the job spec. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Those 50 remaining resumes are then reviewed by the 18 year old HR generalist right out of college. Let’s call her Ashley. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Now 25 of those resumes are sent to the hiring manager and he picks 5 that he’s interested in and seem relevant, and sets up 5 phone screens with the candidates. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. From those 5 phone interviews one is selected to come in for a face to face interview. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. So with this method, one out of every 100 resumes you submit, you will get one face to face interview. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Not very good odds, is it? And honestly this is pretty generous! Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. I have known job seekers who have sent several hundred resumes to online applications to just get one face to face interview. Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. What if you can improve these odds dramatically? Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. And at the same time, instead of experiencing that feeling of total frustration of not knowing whether your applications were ever even looked at… Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. You have a causative plan that gets your resumes directly to hiring managers, by-passing the lengthy resume screening process Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. And therefore gets you more interviews! Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Well you can with this Ebook! Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Go to http://www.executivecareercoaching.com/books.htm and pick up your copy today! Content copyright 2013. Executive Careercoaching. All rights reserved.

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