Many companies use recruiting management software to screen candidates for job openings. Instead of a person reviewing your resume, the software screens resumes based on the terms included the resume. Resume keywords are the words that those hiring managers search for when going through their database of resumes. In order to get found, your resume needs to contain keywords that directly target the jobs you are interested in.
RallyPoint is a professional networking site for active military and veterans. It's free to join, and RallyPoint members can develop a strong professional military network, increasing their chances of landing a post-service job. In a phrase, RallyPoint is LinkedIn for the military. Member can tap their military network in a secure, private setting and RallyPoint is the only employer-to-service member skill matching network in the U.S.
Do you have to work on Memorial Day or will you get the day off from work? Depending on who you work for, Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013 - may - or may not - be a day off from work. If you have to work, there's no guarantee that you will be paid extra for working on a holiday. That depends on your company and/or your bargaining agreement if you're covered by a contract.
Looking for job interview tips? Whether you're a teen going on a first interview or an experienced candidate seeking a top level position, your appearance, your body language, what you say, and what you do, are all important to successful interviewing.
The job market is still difficult, which means that job hunters need to put some extra effort into their job search. It's not enough to apply for a job and hope for the best. These ten steps you can take to find a new job including where to look for jobs, the best job sites, how to use your connections, how to ace the interview, and how to follow up.
Summer jobs aren't just for kids - especially this year, when unemployment is still high for all ages. If you're running out of unemployment, working less hours than you'd like, or need to earn some extra cash, consider a summer job. Many employers consider mature candidates favorably and even though hiring is down, there are summer jobs available for grownups, as well as teens.
LinkedIn is the top professional networking site and everyone who is job searching or might need to job search in the future should have a LinkedIn profile and should be actively using LinkedIn to job search and network.
Job seekers are increasingly using their phones to search for jobs, but they are less likely to apply for jobs on their smartphone than on a computer. Snagajob, America's largest hourly site for job seekers and employers, saw its users increase their mobile job searching by 95% over the past year.
However, when it comes to applying, they go back to their computer. Applicants submit three times as many applications from their computer than they do from their mobile device. Which makes sense, because even though companies are increasingly making their career sites mobile friendly it still can be a challenge to gather and input all the data you need to apply. It's easier, in many cases, to go back to your computer to start the application process.
Here's an overview of the survey results for the 12-month period ranging from April 2012 to March 2013:
Mobile job searching is up 95%.
Job seekers submitted 4.3% fewer applications.
Job seekers under the age of 24 only saw a 2.1% decline in applications.
Job seekers are three times more likely to submit an application on a PC than on a mobile device.
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