Why LinkedIn profile is important?

Why LinkedIn profile is important? LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, hosts the profiles of 660 million people in over 200 countries as of March 2020—and up to 47% of them are active users. Over 30 million companies have company pages on LinkedIn. Furthermore, according to LinkedIn, there are executives from every Fortune 500 company using this social network, and 95% of those companies use LinkedIn’s licensed recruiting software to search for job candidates. Numerous studies by entities including Microsoft, Jobvite and Career Thought Leaders, show convincingly that between 77% and 97% of staffing professionals overall use LinkedIn as a recruiting tool. They show further that approximately 70% of people making hiring decisions have decided NOT to hire a candidate based on what they’ve found online—and that a similar percentage have hired employees based on the person’s online presence. Here’s the clincher: A whopping 89% of all recruiters report having hired someone through Li

Resume - Your Business card

Resume - Your Business card A resume is a marketing tool that has only one specific purpose: to get you an interview. A resume is not a biography; it’s not supposed to tell a story about your employment experience with every single job or task, or to present your career in its entirety. A resume is just an advertisement. If you manage to look at it your personal advertising tool, you will do a perfect job when writing one.  If you have less than 8 years of experience, or you are pursuing a profound career change, so that your previous experience isn’t relevant for your new job, you should write a one-page resume. If you have 8 or more years of experience related to your goal, or your field requires a great set of skills that need to be delineated to prove your education and knowledge, consider writing a two-page resume. Th

Six simple tips that will help you beat the Applicant Tracking System.

Six simple tips that will help you beat the Applicant Tracking System.  The majority of companies have moved toward digital systems and scanning software in order to review applications more quickly, called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Those systems are programmed mostly to search for keywords and phrases that are relevant for that specific position. When writing a resume look at the keywords included in job postings and incorporate them into your application, making sure that you include most of them to increase your chances of passing that initial round of scanning. Don’t forget that some of ATSs are programmed to read pdf files, and for some MS Word. So when sending your resume, scan the advertisement for a preferred file format. 1. Use standard resume headings.  Whether you call it