Job Seeker : Submitted my resume on 43 jobs posting so far and nothing more than an automated, “thanks but no thanks.”
Job Seeker : You keep hearing how desperate companies are for new talent; well, you couldn’t prove it by me !
Alex : Maybe its your resume?
Job Seeker : Perhaps. I’ve done several revisions. Even took an online webinar on effective resumes, about highlighting skills, using active language, focusing on accomplishments.
Alex : That could be the problem. The recruiter I know at Abel Personnel tells me that 97% of all resumes submitted are never seen by human eyes.
Job Seeker : For real? I knew a lot were being scanned by computers, but I never thought I’d have to guess on what keyword to use in order to be noticed.
Alex : Remember, a tight labor market doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of people looking to move up to a better job. Just the opposite! And with it is so easy to confidentially apply for jobs, it’s like trying to buy tickets online for the hottest concert of the summer.
Job Seeker : I could be doing all the right things with my resume and still be shut out by a computer that’s overloaded with applicant.
Alex : Welcome to the new normal. What you really need is to get your resume in front of the hiring manager, preferably with the recommendation of a trusted messenger who can differentiate you from the applicant who also used all the right keywords.
Job Seeker : Sounds like the human touch is now even more important in this era of big data.
Alex : That’s where the recruiter you connect with can really make a difference. Someone who has already built a business relationship with those hiring managers, whose recommendation is trusted over a computer algorithm.
Job Seeker : So, is that recruiter at Abel Personnel you know have those contacts in the IT field? Someone who understands my experience and career path?
Alex : Absolutely. Call Melissa at 717-761-8111 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org