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David Martinez
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Senior Cad Cafm Analyst And Administrator at Jones Lang Lasalle Jll Business Resource Group

Does it seem that employers are asking for too much in their job requirements? Some employers are asking that a job seeker know certain software(s) to be qualified for the job. The software is so unique that only a small percentage of job seekers will actually know it, and are probably not even living in the same state or city to apply for the job. Not everyone has a bachelor's degree, and not everyone is going to meet the minimum requirement of years in certain job detail areas.

I think some companies just need to hire people who have actually studied for that particular job field regardless of job experience. And help train those individuals further on. Yes, I know there are intern positions, but those positions are limited to only so many students, so not student is able to take advantage of the internships. I know people who got degrees in this or that, but could not find a job due to lack of experience. More companies need to start providing experience instead of looking for it. #unemployment #interview #jobsearch #experience #lackofexperience #NotEmployable

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Rachel Bennett
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Completely agree

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Interesting observation David Martinez . The labor market has been tilted towards an employers advantage for some time now which means they have a large labor force to choose from when they need to fill jobs.

The average skilled and/or upper level job opening attracts up to 250 resumes per job opening where only 2% of all applicants will be called in for an interview according to Glassdoor. These averages raise the limited number of job openings available to a highly competitive status.

Employers alter the job requirements in order to attract the best candidates because they're confident they can find a high number of application candidates that meet all their inflated job skills and education.

The online application tracking systems, (ATS) employers use during the online application process adds more challenges to applicants. Resume and application profiles that don't meet the required qualification requirement key words instantly get rejected. ATS rejected application profiles never get viewed by hiring managers!

Online application submissions are important but implementing more aggressive job search strategies is essential if you're ever going to get noticed.

Use the social media pathways to connect with employees and employers and cultivate more Networking opportunities. Also, research and discover resume customization and optimization technics that are going to help you rate higher and beat the online application tracking systems. The key is to land interviews that will allow for more face to face interview opportunities where you can elaborate more details around your skill strengths, quick learning capability and other unique skill sets that make you the best candidate for the job.

Kristina Murphy , offers some excellent networking suggestions in her post **Job Sites (Networking) . Take a look at the quick tips she has to offer and connect with her via message if you have any questions.

In the meantime, don't get discouraged! Keep at it and take some time to identify and implement new strategies that are going to help get you hired :-)

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