The advent of the social media, professional networking coupled with the growth of outsourcing, the job search playing field has been changed forever. It's more competitive than ever and it's not going back!
that a referred candidate has a 35 to 1 chance of getting hired vs. 500 to 1
for the typical candidates. That’s because employers are inundated with resumes
each day and rely on referrals as a way to spot great candidates.
Key points to consider when conducting a career search:
- It's about being found more than busting your way in.
- Submitting resumes through on-line processes does not work.
- Calling over worked and stressed out HR managers gets you nowhere.
- Emailing resumes to people who do not know you results in almost no response.
- The bigger intellectual footprint you have online, the higher the likelihood of being found by the right people.
- 72% of HR professionals spend more time recruiting via social networks
- Half of the HR professionals spend less time on job boards
- You need to be trusted and recommended, rather than an intruder on a mission.
- Geting a "warm" introduction to a hiring manager eliminates being one of 100's of resumes on a desk.
- People are more likely to hire "known" rather than "unknown" candidates.
- You need to know the types of people and companies you want to work for.
- You need to conduct research to identify corporations where your experience would be an asset to their organization.
- You need to research their corporate culture to make sure it's appealing to you.
- You need to determine the best approach to branding yourself.
- How you present yourself in social networks determines other individuals interest in you.
- 60% of HR professionals are interested in candidates whose profile provided a good feel for the candidates personality and fit within the organization.
- 45% of HR professionals are attracted to profiles that properly reflect the candidates professional qualifications.