Read before you Apply!
Finding the right job is difficult.
54 million jobs online, 93 million resumes in the US alone.
It is hard to not just click send and then pray. You have no idea where your resume is going anyway into an employers site or "database".
Sadly, over 74% of companies only consider you for the specific job you apply and don't reference your experience that might be a perfect fit for another area in their company.
Most companies purge your resume after 24 months max anyway and leave your email into the system as a Ghost applicant from the past.
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How to increase your chances of an interview:
I have read and heard valid concerns and complaints from all sides about the process, lack of communication and issues along the way, but would like to offer some advice to candidates that can greatly help themselves in the journey to finding a great fit for themselves and reduce frustration for all parties involved. It might take a little effort, but should be greatly rewarding in the end.
Step 1. Read the full job description. It's usually full of information on location, role, requirements, sometimes salary, expectations,etc. Employers spend a great deal of time crafting the job description in hopes it will entice the right person to respond.
Step 2. Be sure you are aware of the location and it is of interest to you and family or at-least be open to the region. (simply think about it and what all it would entail in moving there. Also, don't disqualify a location simply because you have never been there or think you might not like it). You never know where the job search might take you.
Step 3. Be sure you meet the requirements and experience. Use my grading system aka "school grading": (if you possess 91-100%= A, 90-81%= B, 80-71% = C and 70% or less = Not Recommended to Apply)
Step 4. Be sure , if comp range is listed, that you are in line. Refrain from applying for a $300,000 CFO roles if you are a $50,000 associate and I don't recommend the $300,000 CFO apply for the $50,000 associate role either. Most companies ATS only attaches you to that role and does not automatically consider you for other roles in the company that you might actually be a fit for.
Step 5. Re-read the role and upon confirming interest, experience, location and compensation alignment.
Step 6. Apply for the role that fits.
Step 7. It takes time, sometimes you don't hear back, but remember the more effort you make the better the outcome.
Good luck on your job search in 2018.