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The Preferred Application Process | Job Search Radio


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers a question from someone about the preferred application process

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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Is It A Good Sign That I Got an Interview Within 24 Hours? (VIDEO)


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I sent in my application and got an interview within 24 hours! That’s a good sign, right?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com
and then forward your question to the same address.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Is It A Good Sign That I Got an Interview Within 24 Hours? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 821 I sent in my application and got an interview within 24 hours!  That’s a good sign, right?

Summary

The question I received is, "Is it a good sign that I got a call for interview within 24 hours of my sending application?"

To me, what it is a good sign of is that the firm has a degree of efficiency and how it deals with applications. It doesn't mean anything else. Superficially, all that they have determined is that your background MIGHT fit the job.Period. You have no idea how many other people may have applied and who you are competing with. You may have no idea whether it was a stroke of luck that they have to be online at that particular moment to respond to your resume. It doesn't mean anything.

Yes, you could have been rejected. That could also happen within 24 hours. That they responded within 24 hours doesn't mean a thing. Not a single thing.

Focus on the fact that you now have to deliver your knowledge to them in a way that they are going to be impressed. Focused on practicing for the interview, because that is really the important thing. That they responded within 24 hours… Forget about it. You are overthinking this.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

How Do Recruiters Go Through Online Applications? (VIDEO)


Sometimes I don’t want to fill in the optional blanks like the high school information professional experiences, cover letters etc. however I’m really concerned it will influence the results. So how do recruiters go through online applications. Will they use resumes or just the application pages?

Summary

The question for today is:

“How do recruiters go through an online job application?”

I want to read the rest of the question.  “Sometimes, I don’t want to fill in the optional blanks, all the professional experiences, cover letters, etc..  However, I am really concerned as to how will affect the results.  How do recruiters go through online applications?  Will they see your resume or just the online application pages?”

1st of all, you have to understand that when firms deploy an applicant tracking system, they are just trying to fill certain types of jobs.  They have government reporting requirements that cause them to need to fill all kinds of jobs, some of which will involve people who might only need to have a high school diploma.  Only including college ignores these people and their needs.  If you are a college grad and they are asking about high school, if you or someone with a Masters, do not worry about high school.

What’s more interesting is the fact that you upload a resume and it searches the resume to populate certain fields so it will take data from your resume(Name, address, phone numbers, , minimally, a city state and ZIP Code. Minimally, a city state and ZIP Code) for their data, because, think about it, how will they ever find you? 

Seriously. Do you think the area code of the phone number works anymore? It doesn’t because people have mobile phones and move from place to place. Minimally, you have to give them city, state and ZIP Code.

The applicant tracking system should be able to parse the data from your resume when you uploaded, including your college degree, where you went to school, if you referenced your GPA, it should be able to pull that out.

It should be able to recognize all the individual jobs on your resume. I want to caution that if you are a consultant, I want you to go back manually and make sure that it is obvious that you are a consultant that these organizations so that they don’t reject you because you have given them the appearance and impression that you are a job hopper.

Will they actually see your resume once you have actually uploaded it and once you have filled in all the stuff? A lot of it gets weaned by the system to give them preferences.

You have to understand that when employer receives resumes, most of them are absolute spam to them. The Purdue chicken plucker applying for the software engineering job is 1 of the examples I always give because that has actually happened to me.There systems will rate your resume and lower and make it less of a priority for them to look at if it doesn’t really demonstrate a fit for the role according to the system.

Ultimately, what they are not doing is looking at these fields, except that they are trying to reach you at a future date. What they are looking at is your actual resume and discerning from that if you actually fit the job.

They may never get to it unless your resume demonstrates unfit and the system recognizes it as a fit. So always review your application and make sure that you have done enough to show that you fit the specific requirements of the job and don’t just simply upload a resume.

By the way, one last thing, I think it’s important that you hear this.

Never ever apply for jobs to applicant tracking system. What you should be doing is finding out who the hiring manager is and contacting them directly. Do not apply to HR. Do not apply for jobs through the ATS. Only contact hiring managers and submit your resume to them

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

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