On average, it takes hiring managers one to two weeks to reach out to potential hires after receiving an application. Employers receive an onslaught of applications after publishing a job post. Depending on the position and location, they could have hundreds or thousands of resumes to sift through, even with Applicant Tracking Software (ATS). Continue reading Waiting to Hear Back after Applying for a Job
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RESUME GAPS IN THE NEW CAREER MARKETPLACE
Concerned about gaps in your resume? When was the last time you fret over the time between your favorite recording artist’s gap between albums? You were probably more excited about what had changed and listening to the new songs. Many musicians have had long spans of time between the release dates of consecutive studio albums. Here are just a few: Continue reading RESUME GAPS IN THE NEW CAREER MARKETPLACE
January & February: Best Job Search Months
January and February are the best months to seek out a new job and make a career change. Hiring budgets for the year have been approved and employers are motivated to jumpstart the year by filling open positions. Hiring activity that was delayed in November and December can now move forward and the backlog of unfilled 2022 jobs are out there. Many companies pay annual bonuses in December, so a lot of people wait until January to change jobs. Companies expect this so they look to make lots of new hires in January. Continue reading January & February: Best Job Search Months
IF JOB DESCRIPTIONS COULD TALK
Joel Schwartzberg, in his insightful article, What Job Description Jargon is Actually Saying, makes this important point: A job description (JD) is more than just a summary of a role. A JD may hold more clues than first meets the eye, including hints about corporate culture, the true prioritization of their needs, and what might be secretly negotiable. Knowing how to find these clues may give you a distinct advantage over other applicants. Knowing how to find these clues may give you a distinct advantage over other applicants.