Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Employee Referral Stat

Employee referrals are 5 times more effective than other job sources!

A report by JobVite showed that referral is one of the most effective jobs search sources. It is 5 times more effective than other sources.

This means that hiring managers have some form of trust on candidates that are referred to them more than the regular candidate, especially if the candidate is from a trusted source.


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Monday, December 9, 2019

ATS Guidance

Survey says that 98% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS - related systems for hiring.  With that stated, do you understand the "best practices" of ATS.

In sum, submit a text-driven resume in a one column format.  No graphics, logos, charts, tables, etc. 

#ATS #resumeservices #tip #followme #jobsearch #allanbrown

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Interesting Job Stat

Almost 50% of all applications come from Job Boards, followed by Internal Career Sites (35%). But less than 1% of candidates who apply for jobs through job boards and career sites are offered the position.

Therefore, is using a job board / company website an efficient use of your time?  Given the statistic, the answer is no.

Therefore, the best way to find a new job is NETWORKING.  Spend more time networking and less time sitting in front of your computer gazing at Glassdoor and more time making new contacts through friends, colleagues, trade events, etc.

(partial source - Jobvite 2019 Recruiting Benchmark Report)

#resumeservices #tip #followme #jobsearch #networking #allanbrown


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Older Worker - Meet the Younger Worker

Older job seekers need to build a network of younger professionals in order to avoid being always viewed as "older" and not "in the know" or "on top of current trends".

Get out of your comfort zone and embrace collaborating with younger professionals!  Enjoy learning about how the younger generation thinks, operates and feels about their jobs, work environments, etc. 

#networking #ageism #allanbrown

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Applying for Jobs Online - Find a Contact

If you apply online, which most companies do now, do not take the easy way out.  After all, you are likely to be one of dozens, even a couple of hundred of applicants.  Therefore, separate yourself from the pack and make the extra effort to find the hiring manager.  Showing that you are resourceful and identifying the right person will likely increase your response rate.


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Friday, November 1, 2019

Work from Home (WFH) Positions


Work from Home (WFH) Positions

If your personal situation or location requires that you consider full-time work from the comfort of your own home, you can use the Internet to search for jobs that satisfy your objective.

Use key words including "remote job boards", “work from home,”telecommuting jobs", "remote jobs" and you will find results that you help you find the right remote opportunities.

#followme #workfromhome #workfromhomejobs #WFH #jobsearch #allanbrown

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Words of a Trusted Colleague


We all need someone who can help us with those job decision making folks. You never know when they will show up. You know how old people are lonely at parties? Well I try and talk to everyone I chat us this old lady who everyone is ignoring. She asks me what I do and I mention I’m trying to get into the entertainment business. She says My grandson is president of NBC can I introduce you? Who is going to say no to his grandmother?

Supporting someone for a job is someone who has the confidence to hire someone. It’s an owner, a stakeholder, someone who others don’t say no.

Once you get your meeting to have to know why you. You have to be respectful of the time you have for your meeting. And you have to explain in simple terms what problems you can solve for them.

If you know this you will have positive results.

It’s not your friends, but their friends, who provide your bear opportunities.

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