Tag Archives: job search

Trending Job Stats

Finding the perfect job isn’t easy. Understanding the current job market conditions,  job applications, phone interviews, in-person interviews, and more—it can be a lot. To bring you up to speed on job seeker news this quarter, we’ve done our research and put job statistics and job search news all in one place.

 

Let’s dig in.

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Making the Job Search Less Awful

Hundreds or even thousands of applications enter the ring; only one will prevail

If you’ve ever been discouraged during a job search after weeks of sending out applications only to see zero responses, you’re not alone.

As noted by Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, in an article for Workopolis, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the interview.”

Those numbers are grim, but you can increase your personal success rate by making a few tweaks to your job search strategy.

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Coping with Job Search Rejection

Keeping your spirits high when interviews are down.

Interviews are tough. Not getting an interview is even tougher. You can spend hours and hours just searching for jobs to apply for, then spend several more hours filling out applications. And all that work doesn’t even guarantee an interview.

It’s natural to feel down; to want to give up. But you have to dust yourself off, roll up your sleeves, and dive into the job search again. Easier said than done right? Here are a few tips to keep things moving.

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Best Methods for Job Seekers to Interact with Companies

In the past, the job search was simple. You would physically visit the company you wanted to interview with, grab a job application, fill it out, and wait for them to get in touch with you.

Nowadays, however, there are a variety of ways for job seekers to get in touch with potential employers. From hiring sites and email to telephone, scheduled in-person interviews, walk-ins, staffing services, online job portals and more.

Express Employment Professionals surveyed readers of Refresh Leadership, our blog for business leaders, to discover the methods companies prefer to communicate with hiring candidates. We also asked readers of Job Journey, our job seeker focused blog, to see if their preferences were in line with those of employers.

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What to Do When an Entry-Level Job Requires Two to Three Years of Experience

Should You Still Apply?

You worked hard in college, and now you’re looking for a great job. But everything you apply for lists two to three years of “real world” experience.

This is a problem grads across the nation are dealing with. Some companies ask for a four-year degree and three years of experience for an entry-level, which can seem impossible. However, if you dig into your college accomplishments, you can find exactly what they’re looking for. Here are a few things to focus on in your resume.

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