Sunday, April 15, 2012

Your Resume vs. The Giant Black Hole

There are two kinds of people:  those who are looking for a job, and those who will be.  And while the community of job-seekers is quite a diverse bunch, there's something they (we) all share other than the quest for a new job:  the experience of the big, black hole (ATS).

Having lived on both sides of the black-hole, I understand the frustration of the average job-seeker.  Upon clicking the last keystroke for resume submission, they can almost hear the faint sucking sound as their resume slips away in the vortex of the giant ATS.  For days, they wait....hoping to get a text - or a phone call - or an voice-mail describing their interest.  Instead, the dreaded email.... "Thanks for your interest...don't call us, we'll call you."   Nice.

So, what's a job-seeker to do?  Aside from storing  all the "thanks but no thanks" letters and using them as kindling in the winter, WSJ's Lauren Weber has a few ideas ~ check them out by clicking the pic below:  

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