10 Ways to ‘Beat” the Applicant Tracking System and Land an Interview

One of the best ways to position yourself to land a great job is to make sure that you’re in the right place at the right time—and that includes making sure that your resume is in the right place at the right time. Recruiters and hiring managers routinely use applicant tracking systems (or ATS) to source candidates in their database for open positions. When they conduct a search for candidates in that system, they typically give priority to those candidates … Continued

How to Choose References . . . .

  by Jeffrey Gu These days, when you apply for a job or submit your resume for a position, employers often ask for references.  Many times, you will see an employer make the following request: “To be considered for this position, please fill out an online profile and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references.”  So, why do employers ask for references?  Hiring managers ask for references because a supervisor’s or a manager’s information or … Continued

“Take This Job and Shove It” is a Country Song NOT a Best Practice

“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Sometimes it’s an easy choice to leave a company. However, one of the most important choices that you can make in your career is to leave your current employer in the right way. Like any other relationship, there are faults and virtues with every company. At the end of a relationship, people tend to focus on the faults. BREAKING UP IS HARD … Continued

Trending Now: Should You Take a Counter-Offer?

Trending Now: Should You Take a Counter-Offer? Imagine this: You have not been feeling satisfied in your current job position and decide to look for new opportunities. Your secret job search lands you a great role at a different organization. Now, you just have to resign from your current job. So you attempt to do just that. But, then your boss offers you a higher salary… if you stay. Now what? You essentially have two options: you can either take … Continued