Finally getting job interviews!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Good luck!  I am a recruiter and so many things go on behind the scenes.  Sometimes the process is slow.  Good vibes being sent your way!  🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@futuremrsndl:  Good luck job vibes to you!!! I’ve had two intereviews in the last two weeks after having NONE for almost two years. So I think things must be picking up! I’ll cross one set of fingers for myself and one for everyone else who’s currently job hunting 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It’s amazing how sometimes small changes (like keywords) make a difference.  Some companies use software that pull resumes based off keywords so it’s important they are on there.  Once you have a resume that works, stick to it.  Laughing

 

Also, refresh your resume on CareerBuilder and the such weekly.  You’ll get straight to the top.  That is typically where we look.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s great news! A good resume and most importantly a clear cover letter, are crucial! I’m sending you my best wishes, and hope that ALL of your interviews are successful, so that in the end it is YOU choosing where you want to work. 🙂 cheers

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@futuremrsndl:  YAY!!! Congrats!!! I am currently looking for a job as well.  I have one but I want a career and my current boss knows this.  What websites did you go to? What all did you change? I really need help!!

@Cluelessbride10:  What do you look for when recruiting people?  I have my resume on careerbuilder.com but I just get emails from Avon and AFLAC!  I really need a career.  What tips do you have?

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@jesssamesssa:  It really depends on the position.  When I get a new position, I typically have a meeting/phone call with the hiring manager (HM) to find out what they are looking for and go over the job description.  What I look for is based off a combination of what we discuss and what the job description says. 

 

The first round for me (when I look at resumes from people who apply or if I am on a job board) involves the basics: Does this person have the experience, education, etc. that I am looking for?  During the phone interview is where I confirm skills and also the soft skills that the HM is looking for like communication skills and personability.  Also, there I find out whether the candidate has any hidden skills.

 

From a job board viewpoint, I recommend doing some research on target jobs/companies and seeing what keywords they might be looking for.  I actually started out as an insurance sales recruiter (competitor of AFLAC) so I know how they operate.  You just send batch e-mails out to anyone on CareerBuilder.  You will get more “hits” if you make sure you have the right keywords, a grasping title, and a resume that stands out.  This could help you with the first round, but when you get to an actual face-to-face interview, the hiring manager typically is in charge.

Let me know if you have any other questions!  I am happy to chat.  🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Good luck 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congrats! What did you change on your resume? 

@futuremrsndl:  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kgirl91:  I’m curious too… In a few months I will start my search in the US (NE Ohio!) and I’m trying to get all the help I can. I’m glad it’s working for you, OP

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Congrats girl! What did you wind up changing? I’m curious bc I’m also in the job search boat again after a startup venture that didn’t take off. Best of luck in your interviews!

 

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