How the Internet is Changing the Hiring Game and How it Could Be Hurting You

As the web is being inundated with more and more job platforms, we are seeing a drastic change in the hiring game. The problem with Indeed, ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder, and similar platforms is that everyone uses them. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? More jobs, more options. Not exactly. For companies in need of good people and serious job seekers, it’s really just an overload of information and it reduces the chances of actually matching a quality candidate to the right position. The platform gets flooded and turns into a deep pool that we then have to wade through to find anything of value. The main problem is that most of the search process on job boards is based on buzzwords. When you’re se

Networking Your Way to a New Job

A previous post, Are You Relying Too Much on Your Resume? sums up my belief, and my experience, that the best way to get your foot in the door, to find a new job, is with an introduction. And the best way to gain an introduction is by reaching out to folks for help. Some people call that networking. Social Media Social media is an underused as well as misused job search vehicle. The biggest mistake many make on social media while searching for a position is to ask for a job. Don’t ask for a job – ask for an introduction. Employment ads placed on social networks are no better than ads placed anywhere. Responding to an ad in the dark is a cold call. Responding to an employer with an introducti

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