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Steven Ransom
about 2 months ago

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Work experience The qualifications for a job should be based on which skills, traits, and behaviors are necessary to be successful in the role.

  • Generally, the first thing most people do when they look at a resume is looked at a candidate’s previous work experience.

A candidate’s work experience can be evaluated as an exact match to the current position (e.g., previous retail experience for a retail associate job) or a related match (e.g., previous experience in a customer-facing role).

Some things to look for in a resume for work experience are accomplishments and signs of career progression such as increasing responsibility.

  • For candidates without any previous work experience, interviewers may want to look for related volunteer experience.

Education Many jobs don’t necessarily require a minimum level of education but as college and university degrees become more and more common these days, education has increased in importance as a qualification.

  • For candidates without a lot of previous experience, interviewers may pay more attention to their education.

Professional certifications fall under the education category and depending on how essential interviewers feel they are, interviewers can look for a candidate’s certifications on their resume.

Skills, knowledge, and competencies A recruiter or hiring managers, they’re often faced with the choice of whether the skills or knowledge required to do the job successfully can be “bought” or trained on the job.

Evidence of a candidate’s skills, knowledge, and competencies are crucial things to look for in a resume but they can be harder to assess.

The assumption interviewers tend to make is that based on a candidate’s work experience or education, he or she is likely to have gained some of the skills, knowledge, and competencies related to the role.

  • Generally, the shortcut interviewers use here is to look for relevant keywords on a candidate’s resume for a desired skill or knowledge of a certain procedure.

Once interviewers feel confident that a candidate is likely to possess at least some of these skills required, interviewers can always further assess the candidate's abilities during the interview stage.

Personality and values Although most job postings list desired personality traits and values such as being friendly or a preference for teamwork, assessing a candidate’s personality and values from their resume can be hard to do.

  • Personality and values tend to be related to how well a candidate will fit into a company’s culture, their work team, and the job itself.

An interviewer can make some guesses about a candidate’s personality from their resume if they include their personal interests.

  • Generally, interviewers tend to use other sources of information to assess personality and values such as the candidate’s public social media profiles or their behavior during an interview.

The takeaways for what interviewers look for in a resume Here’s a list of what interviewers look for in a resume when screening candidates are:

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Skills, knowledge, and competencies
  • Personality and values

While work experience and education are relatively straightforward, skills, knowledge, personality, and values can be harder to assess from a resume.

With recent innovations in resume screening technology, it might make more sense for you, the candidate to invest in a resume screening tool that automatically identifies qualified candidates to assist you in preparing your resume for an interview.

This way, you can spend more of your time engaging with them to assess how good of a fit you are for the company, team, and the job itself.

FYI: Resume screening tools typically fit into one of three categories, resume parsers, resume enrichers, and AI resume screening tools. Each of these tools is designed to help talent acquisition teams automate the resume screening process. They can be used in conjunction or individually.

Tip: In order to win the game, you must first understand how to play the game...

#resume #interview #application #wordofadvice #advice #jobsearch

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Steven Ransom
2 months ago

I ran across these articles but, while there are a lot of questions about the future of Social Security, the fact is that it is highly unlikely the program will ever actually run out of money. The federal government founded the Social Security program during the Great Depression. The program provides money to people after they’ve retired.

Will Social Security Run Out? Here's What You Need to Know

#workfromhome #jobsearch #interview #application #communitynews #hiringevents #wordofadvice

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Tiffani Pratt
5 months ago
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Denise Creagh
over 6 months ago

Right now I am pretty pissed. Kroger has signs up in the lobby about the fact that they're hiring, but, when I apply, I AM discriminated against. How? Not by Ethnicity/ Color, but by LOOKS. I am NOT tattooed; a pot smoker; an alcoholic; I am not retarded mentally, and I am not ghetto. I am an attractive, older, black woman and I have experience in the warehouse and secretarial skills, as well as stock and cashiering skills. I have Vendor Receiver experience and I'm being told that they "don't need anyone right now," which is a LIE. Just because I don't have kids, and because I don't have a Probation Officer to report to, Kroger won't hire me? I am sick of this, and I WILL dig deeper into this even though it's the first time I've ever had problems with getting a job based on how I look. #jobsearch #wordofadvice #ageism #Bidendoesn'tmeanbetter.

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Guerline A
over 6 months ago

Monday, a friend of mine told me that he was laid off from a major financial company because the company decided to outsource the jobs to India. I told him about jobcase and I sent him a few joblinks.

Yesterday, I reached out to a former client who works for a financial company and she told me to email her his resume , which happened in the next 10 minutes. As I am searching jobs for myself, I am also helping my friend with his job search. I am a firm believer when we help people (even we go through tough times) more doors and opportunities will open to us. #jobsearch #helpafriend #help #outsourcing #unemployment #wordofadvice #behelpful #bekind #beresourceful #keepbelieving #Godwillopendoors #JobcaseroftheDay

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Lois Martin
over 6 months ago
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over 6 months ago

Job seeking is not something we do often (hopefully) but it is something we need to do well when the time comes. So how do we avoid developing bad habits if job seeking isn’t a thing we do habitually?

The instinct to avoid the most is the instinct to slow down your search. When you’re looking for a job, you usually want it as soon as possible. Whether you have a job you’re not satisfied with or whether you’re unemployed, urgency is a virtue in job seeking.

It is common, however, for job seekers to pump the brakes on their job search once they start getting attention from companies they’d like to work for. So why is this a bad habit? Here are a few reasons why waiting around for employers is a bad idea:

  1. You may be missing out on other job opportunities
  2. Attention from an employer does not guarantee an interview or a job offer
  3. Employers are not obligated to complete the hiring process quickly
  4. An employer can end your candidacy at any time without notice

By continuing your job search consistently, you can avoid being left high and dry by employers. Additionally, increasing the number of employers you interview with can also increase your likelihood of getting a higher paid job that is a better match for your skills.

So next time an employer calls, don’t stop your search!

Do you just want to look for opportunities? Click here to search for jobs on Jobcase. Need other help? Comment below and Jobcase Staff will do their best to help you.

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Jason Roberson
over 6 months ago

Hi community!

I wanted to write a short note to remind us all to focus on one of the only things we can control. This is our relationship with life. Meaning the people, situations and circumstances of our experience. A majority of times we are focused on the actual person, the current situation or the circumstance we now face. This is an erroneous approach to not only trials and tribulations but also to life in general.

The reason this approach is not very effective when trying to overcome or just improve life, is because you are focused on the effect not the cause.

If you wake up in the morning and your hair is messy you don’t apply the brush or comb to the mirror right? That would be silly, but its just as silly to try to make changes in the world when the cause of the worldly thing is in the mind. So what do you do, where do you focus? The focal point is intangible but very easy to find. This focal point is where your judgment meets the life(people, situations, circumstances). Ex. How do you truly feel about being currently unemployed? That feeling and the judgment that accompanies is where all your problems in life live. Start repairing your life there!

You have ultimate control over your focus. When you have a strong focus on how you actually relate to and feel about things you can make adjustments that add energy and open doors to new solutions.

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Determine a the area of life that is undesired.
  2. Examine the story you tell about why and how you got to this point.
  3. Change the story to include the benefits of you being exactly where you are in life and the future benefits you will gain from your current life positioning. (ex I can get in better shape with this free time)
  4. Examine the story of what you are saying mostly about what the future holds. (ex. I’ll never find work)
  5. Recreate the possibilities of the future by trying to take away the perceived limitations even if they are “realistic”. Just try to think bigger, that’s all.

You got this! Let me know if you have questions or trouble actually implementing this.

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Lisa Cornell
over 6 months ago

Is it ok to take a day off from looking for a job? A day to just relax from searching daily?

The answer is: YES!

We all know how stressful it can get looking for a job especially as time goes on. It's sometimes even more stressful than an actual job. If you don't take time every so often to relax and destress yourself this can very well creep up on you in an interview.

We get days off from work to relax from the day to day stresses there. We can take a day off from looking also. We can take a day and take care of ourselves so we don't end up getting sick from the stress we are feeling due to searching for a job. We are better able to handle things when we are less stressed and clear headed.

A few things you can do to destress are: 1: Get lost in a new book. There are plenty of books to take you to a new place or to learn something new! 2: Take a stroll in a park, down the boardwalk if you live near a beach. Get out into nature, it's an amazing how your whole outlook can change just by taking in nature. 3: Grab some paper and crayons and draw. It doesn't matter what you draw and color, just have fun! If you have young kids draw and color with them. Can anyone say "Yes.... cool parent award"? 4: Light some candles or turn on your wax melter. Grab a cup of tea and just be still in the moment. Put your worries out of your mind.

I could go on but I won't as I don't want to make this to long of a post.As always many blessings to you all.

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Patrick Carrasco
over 6 months ago

Whatever life's tasks are don't give up on your dreams. Usually you have to keep on searching for a job after you graduate. So don't give up. Pray to Jehovah. He will help you be strong and have that job you need to support your family. Don't give up. Sometimes you need to work in another city to have that dream job. So keep on looking. You'll find a job. Always use a Resume with a typewriter or go to the library. Purchase a computer to go online. Don't give up. Call the manager. Tell them your circumstances. Don't give up. Life is beautiful. Thanks.

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