“In the midst of the pandemic, I was actually hired for a position.” Veronica from Austin, Texas had been working for the same company for more than six years and had planned to stay there until her retirement. But last November, when the company closed her office, she began a job search she never planned
Teaching is a rewarding career and perhaps one of the most important jobs in society. Teachers often work under immense pressure and develop fine tuned skills. But what happens when teaching no longer works for your lifestyle? How do you transfer your specialized skills to a new career? We used the Jobscan Career Change Tool
Whether you work at restaurants or hotels, casinos or concerts, the hospitality life is always an interesting one. But maybe you’ve decided to shift your career away from hospitality, either because of the changing economy or your changing needs. Where do you go? Which career do you pursue next? Hospitality professionals are skilled at helping
When searching for jobs on LinkedIn, you may want to save positions of interest to come back to later. LinkedIn conveniently provides a “save” button, just beside the “apply” button, which allows you to do so in one click. Where do my LinkedIn saved jobs go? Once you click the “save” button, the job will
Ever wonder what your younger self would think of you today? Well, John Graham’s younger self is doing cartwheels, because he’s working for NASA. But before he landed that job with Jobscan’s help, he had applied to hundreds of jobs with no response. Bye Bye Confidence Graham, who is a veteran, was feeling confident as
Companies of all sizes have used applicant tracking systems (ATS) to manage their job postings and applicants since the 1990s. Since then, many new companies (including Recruiterbox) have entered the market aiming to leave the old, clunky feel of the ’90s-era systems behind and bring about a fresh experience to both candidates and companies. What
Is rating the skills on your resume a good practice? Not really. In this article, we’re talking about the two main reasons you should avoid this resume template trend. There are countless resume templates on the web to choose from. In our highly visual age, many of these templates include superfluous graphics. While it is
Resume trends come and go, and if you’re submitting old resumes during your 2020 job search, you could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. Even if your work experience and skills have stayed the same, there are still ways to update your resume for the modern recruiting process and job landscape. Read on
Graduating college during a pandemic is certainly a unique experience and one that’s causing anxiety for many grads. How will I find a job? Are there jobs available? Will I need to rethink my career path and goals? We heard these concerns and put together a panel of experts to answer the tough questions coming
iCIMS is a top applicant tracking system used by over 4000 companies. While it supports companies of all sizes, locations and industries, its target audience is primarily mid-market and enterprise companies (most often those with 1000+ employees). While they have seen a lot of growth in the past couple of years, they have not been
Long story short, you should include your city and state on your resume, even if you’re a remote candidate. Read on to find out why. As we’ve learned from other resume traditions like objective statements, old resume writing habits die hard. We live in the digital age, so no one expects a snail mail response
The short answer is yes. Many companies are continuing to recruit as normal, while others are ramping up hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic to accommodate increased sales. However, overall hiring has slowed significantly. Service sector hiring has come to a near halt and many companies, even those with work-from-home capabilities have implemented hiring freezes. ZipRecruiter
Traditional job search techniques lose some of their pertinence the higher you get on the corporate ladder. Promotions have moved you into new roles. Recruiters have lured you to new companies. The number of jobs you’re interested in has been culled to a handful of hyper-competitive executive positions. It’s been a few years since you’ve browsed the
There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping
When Amy from Denver was laid off from her job in telecommunications two years ago, she decided it was time for her to make a change. Always interested in art, Amy thought a creative position would be the perfect fit. Like many people who haven’t embarked on a job search in years, Amy was surprised
Updating your resume as an executive can be uniquely challenging. How on earth are you supposed to capture the full breadth of your value as a leader in a single document? Enter the executive resume summary. When done right, a compelling executive summary near the top of your resume will serve as your sales pitch.
Whether you want to make the world your office, need to increase availability to family, or simply feel more productive working in pajamas, transitioning to remote work is an alluring career choice for its work-life flexibility. Before you start setting up your new home office, take some time to develop a remote job search strategy.
Receiving direct contact from a recruiter is an exciting part of the job search and a welcome break from rejection notices and non-responses. Out of hundreds of applicants or thousands of LinkedIn profiles, the recruiter decided you were one of the few worth reaching out to– congrats! The next step is to validate their instincts.
Whether you’re selecting a resume template or formatting your own, the way you structure your past work experience could make or break your your job search. So we asked 7 experts — job search strategists, resume writers, and recruiters — to weigh in on the best resume formats, worst formatting advice, and a few novel ways to
If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job description. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a
Great resumes employ both active, storytelling language and key terms that align with the job posting. We’ve written several blog posts and compiled as many comprehensive word lists in hopes to arm job seekers with a bank of resume words. We want to help candidates display their unique skills and experience in the most compelling