Thursday, July 30, 2020

8 Best Job Search Engines In 2020 For All Your Employment Needs


Numerous countries across the world are suffering due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and millions of lives have been affected by it. The most significant change witnessed in the last few months in working households in urban areas is that a lot of companies have implemented work from home policy.

However, work from home is not the only thing that has changed — a lot of companies have also laid off employees which created a hassle in the industry. Most of the laid-off people have already started looking for a job. The tool that works best during a job hunt is a feature-rich job-hunting site. Finding the best job search engine as per your requirement is also a complicated task as there are a number of job search engines available.

To simplify your task, we have curated a list of 8 best job search engines to connect you with the best opportunities.
 

8) Glassdoor



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If you are the sort of person who checks reviews before applying to a company, then Glassdoor is the best job search site for you. Glassdoor provides you a keen detail about the company you’re going to join, its work culture, and environment. It gives you multiple sign-in options, including Facebook and Gmail.

Glassdoor provides interview preparation questions and other topics that are important in the process. You can also discover salaries and add salary insights into the app. It can be said to be one of the most popular job sites among millennials. 

You can rely on the above-mentioned best job search engines to find the most appropriate job for you. It hardly matters which profile you want as these job search engines have multiple options to choose from. Most of the job search engines are free but you can also use the paid services offered by them including resume building, interview preparation, and more. 


7) SimplyHired




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As the name suggests, SimplyHired has a clutter-free and interactive interface along with a local job search feature. The job search engine has a salary estimator tool that shows the salary for a particular profile in a given region. You can browse jobs on the basis of different categories mentioned on the website. You can also click on the Browse All Jobs button to get all the job details.

To apply for the job, you just need to upload your resume on the platform and add your email ID to track the progress. It can be said to be one of the top job sites in the ongoing times. 

6) Jobs.com




Best Job Search Engines
What if you get a top job site that is based on an AI and your efforts are reduced? Well, in that case, Job.com is the best option for you. This portal just requires your resume to figure out the best options for you and matches you with the best employers.

This job-hunting site also provides you an opportunity to directly connect with the employers. This will boost your chances of selection by showcasing your skills. 

A highlight feature of Jobs.com is that it provides a bonus to people who get hired through their site. For example, if you get hired via this service and stay there for more than 90 days in your company, then you will get a reward amount that will be equal to 5% of your salary from Job.com.


5) Monster Jobs




Best Job Search Engines
Monster Jobs is among the few job search engines that provide special work from the home section; it has been introduced in consideration of the ongoing pandemic. It also has a different registration page for the people who lost their jobs due to COVID 19 pandemic.

Monster Jobs can be said to be the most interactive job hunting site available on the list. It provides a lot of options to find the exact profile you want to work for.

You can also read the career advice blogs on the platform and can subscribe for a paid resume creation service to make the best out of your resume.

 

4) Google For Jobs




Best Job Search Engines
It’s an initiative by Google that directly connects you with the main page of a job. Google for Jobs can be said to be the most convenient job search engine ever created. You just need to type the keywords for your job and you will get a listing by Google regarding the job search in a particular region.

Once you open the Google for Jobs page, you can change the title, create alerts, and search as per your location as well. You can also create a job alert for a keyword related to your job or a job profile.

See engines 1-3 and the complete article
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

5 things that kill your chances of getting a job interview

By Judith Humphrey

Today’s job market is extra challenging, and it can seems next to impossible to even get an interview—video or otherwise. I spoke with someone recently who had applied for 400 jobs and only had one interview.

No question, it is tough out there, no matter how good you are. But there are ways you can avoid some of the pitfalls that take hold early in the job application process and prevent you from ever moving closer to a recruiter or hiring manager.

These five things can kill your chances of getting that longed-for conversation with a company:

2. You don’t optimize your résumé

Another miss can happen early on when you don’t embed key words into the résumé. Over 90% of companies use machines to screen résumés, and 75 % of résumés are rejected because they don’t have certain key words.

“Every résumé you submit should have specifics that trigger a positive response from the applicant testing system,” says Chris Rodgers, CEO of Colorado SEO Pros. “This system is looking for words that relate to specific skill sets in the jobs being advertised. For example, in a junior finance position, an employer might list a specific finance software that it wants a candidate to be well-versed in.”

Rodgers says “If you see this software required in the jobs you’re applying for, that’s a clue this is a key word you should work into your résumé.” And don’t mention it just once. Rodgers explains: “That key word should appear in the top of your résumé as part of your profile, as well as in the body of your résumé.”

The ATS is very literal in what it’s looking for, so don’t try to be creative or use acronyms. If you put down that you have an MBA, or are a CFA the machine won’t necessarily recognize these credentials unless you also spell out these abbreviations.

3. Your LinkedIn doesn’t align

LinkedIn can be a great asset in your job search, but only if it aligns with your ideal job description, your cover letter, and résumé. If your profile doesn’t align, Rodgers says, “You’ll be sending the message that ‘I’m just looking for a job and even though I customized my résumé for you, in reality it’s just one of a dozen things I’m out there looking for.'”

Another reason your LinkedIn profile should align with these documents is that recruiters are constantly using LinkedIn SEO, scanning for key words that uncover ideal candidates. If your LinkedIn description conveys key words that were in your ideal job description, cover letter, and résumé, chances are higher that you’ll be picked up by recruiters for a job you’re suited for.

So make sure your LinkedIn profile aligns, and for the best results, make sure it features a professional photo and strong posts. A prospective employer will take notice of all this.

See all 5 things and the complete Fast Company article

Thursday, July 23, 2020

6 Job Search Tips for the Coronavirus Era

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

12 Job Interview Tips from a Marketing Guru

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7.  Differentiate yourself. What can you do or say that’ll differentiate you from other applicants? What qualifications or experiences make you uniquely qualified for the position? Did you earn awards for superior performance or achieve great results in a similar position?

8.  Be yourself. Enjoy yourself during the interview. If you’re comfortable, you’ll make the interviewer feel at ease. It is important to note that preparing answers ahead of time does NOT mean being dishonest. It means that you took care to think through your responses before the interview took place. If you try to fake your way through the interview, believe me, it will show!

9.  Remain confident. Confidence comes with practice. Did you research the company? Have you identified possible interview questions and prepared responses? Did you determine how you’re going to differentiate yourself? What three points are you going to drive home? Most of all, remember: If you don’t know why you’d hire you, neither will they.

See all 12 tips and the complete article

Thursday, July 16, 2020

5 steps to get your resume ready for a job search

Lily Martis

You’ve decided to start your job search, but you’ve already reached a roadblock: how to make a resume that will get results.

On the job hunt, “your resume is your number one ammo,” says Monster career expert Vicki Salemi, who spent more than 15 years in corporate recruiting. When done right, your resume can open the door to an awesome job, she notes.

With stakes that high, it’s no wonder that a resume refresh also commonly fills people with existential angst. We get it—condensing your entire work history into a perfectly-worded typo-free single-page document that could potentially determine your entire career future is maybe just a little stressful.

But what if we told you it doesn’t have to be as daunting as you think? Monster has all kinds of resources to help make the whole process easier. Like you-don’t-have-to-even-lift-a-finger-if-you-don’t-want-to easier. Skip ahead to step six if this sounds like you. But if you’re more of the DIY type, follow the seven steps below to learn how to make a resume. You’ll be on the interview circuit in no time.


1. Start with the right parameters

Resumes are not “one-size-fits-all.” The format you should use and the information you should highlight depends upon your field, for starters. So you’ll want to structure your resume to fit the industry standard for the job you’re applying to. A quick way to start figuring this out? Check out Monster’s resume templates by industry.

Your experience also plays a part in structure. The answer to the age-old question of “how long should my resume be?” is that it depends upon how much time you’ve got under your belt. As a general rule of thumb, job seekers with under three years of experience should aim for one page, but those with more years in the field could go up to two. 
Keep in mind that a recruiter doesn’t have time to sift through the next great American novel. Back in her recruiting days, Salemi says she usually spent no more than three seconds on a resume. “Being succinct is key,” Salemi says. “Recruiters will lose focus and attention if you name every single responsibility you’ve ever had."

Lastly, there’s the question of chronological (jobs listed in order by date) or functional (jobs listed by relevance). We answer that question in the article “Should you use a chronological or functional resume?” but the gist is that functional typically makes sense unless you’re a job changer, are just starting out or have gaps in your work history. Otherwise, go chrono.

3. Use keywords to help you break through

You can't learn how to make a resume without keywords. When recruiters post jobs, Salemi says, they typically don’t read every resume that comes in—they’ll often start by having their “applicant tracking system” (a fancy name for recruiting software) filter out resumes based on keywords. Those keywords are terms or phrases the hiring manager has deemed to be valuable to the job.

So you’ll want to pack your resume with keywords… but you also need to be careful not to go overboard, since a human will hopefully read your resume eventually.
Thus, sprinkle those keywords throughout and provide a little bit of context with each. For example, a social media savvy job seeker might include the names of key platforms with some explanation such as, “Leveraged Instagram to showcase happy customers, increasing followers by 10,000.”

Need help coming up with keywords? Take words and phrases directly from the job description—mirroring the ad in order of mention as the hiring manager will typically put the most coveted skill sets at the top, says Salemi. Watch the video below to learn more about using keywords on your resume.

See all 5 steps and the complete Monster article

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

9 Top Tips for Job Hunters

Barbara Arnold

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these nine tips while seeking the job that’s right for you.

2. NETWORK

“Over 70% of today’s jobs are in the ‘hidden job market’ and are not advertised as posted positions.” –Staci Heidtke, associate director of Career Services at UW-Eau Claire

“Build relations – family, friends, acquaintances, former employers, and many more are important people when looking for a job. Most jobs are not advertised. Hiring is done through connections. Enquire within your own network, or try our network. Contact businesses directly – many appreciate your initiative.” –Candi Geist, former Market Leader at Manpower

4. CUSTOMIZE WITH KEY WORDS

“Target your résumé and cover letter to specific companies. Make changes to these application materials based on the organization and the position you are applying for.” –Staci Heidtke, UW-Eau Claire

According to a recent article on Money.com, companies now use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to pore through numerous résumés they get for any open position. The ATS scans your résumé for keywords applicable to the job you’re applying for. Approximately 75% of candidates are taken out of consideration before a human even eyeballs your résumé.

ATS software is designed to scan vertically, so résumé that are centered are the best bet. Want to get through the “bot”? Make your résumé and application match what the job is asking for, and be able to back up with your skills and experience.

6. RESOURCES

Technology is helpful in a job search, but it’s no substitute for old-fashioned human connections, such as referrals from current employees and networking in your industry.

“Find a partner – like a staffing/recruiting agency. They make it easy for you to job search. … Applying with us is like applying with 50 area businesses.” –Nicole Kauphusman, former territory general manager at Express Employment Professionals

See all 9 tips and the complete article


Thursday, July 9, 2020

7-Step Guide to Writing a BULLETPROOF Resume

By Team Parle

Applying for a new job? You need a solid resume! This step-by-step guide will help you write a strong, professional resume for your job search.

A solid resume is the most important thing you can prepare when getting ready for your job search. It can make all the difference in how many interviews you land in the end.

It’s time you make your resume completely undeniable.


You want as many employers as possible to see what you bring to the table, but that won’t happen if they reject your resume for small mistakes. With these tips, you’re guaranteed to write a bulletproof job resume that can’t lose.


1) Keep the Format Simple

Make sure your resume is clean and easy to read.
Don’t clutter the page with unnecessary elements like pictures or graphics. They don’t have a place in a professional setting and will likely put your resume out of the running.

No matter how much content you’re trying to fit on the page, keep the font readable. Shrinking it down won’t do you any favors.

And make sure you use the same font throughout the entire resume.

In case you didn’t know, certain fonts read better on computer screens, while others read better on paper.
For paper resumes, use a serif font, like:

  • Times New Roman
  • Georgia
  • Bookman Old Style
For electronic resumes, use a sans serif font, such as

  • Arial
  • Helvetica
  • Calibri
You want your resume to be easy to look at and understand. Make it as readable as possible for your potential employers.

4) Focus on Your Accomplishments

Your accomplishments are the entire point of making a resume. You want to show off what you’ve done and why that makes you the best person to fill an open job.
Skip the generic responsibilities and get as specific as you can.

Numbers are your best friend on this front. Show your growth in dollars and cents. Talk about how much revenue you generated for your last employer. Use percentages to show off how much business you can bring in.

When writing about your accomplishments, always begin with an action verb.

Getting straight to the action picks up the tone of the overall resume while keeping it short and readable. A few examples of verbs you can use are managed, lead, advanced, and engineered.


5) Customize It

Using one resume for every job application just isn’t going to work. If it’s generic enough to fit all those job listings, it’ll seem like you’re okay taking any old job.

That’s not what you want. Show them that you want this job.

Do your research into the company and the position you’re applying for. Be as thorough as possible so you have enough details to work with.

Customize your resume to match each of the job listings you apply to.

They don’t have to be totally different, but they should each highlight the skills and accomplishments relevant to the job. Make sure each recipient sees what you want them to see.

See all 7 steps and the complete article