For each position a company has open, there’s a lot of work to be done. Recruiters need to read resumes, contact candidates, set up appointments, and so on. It’s a lot to keep organized, but there’s also a marketplace of resources available to them: software tools that put candidate referrals, resume filters, applicant tracking at their fingertips. In fact, according to this article in the New York Times, a recruiter at software company Onpower estimated to have spent $165,000 on services to find new employees.
That’s cool for them, but for you, the job-seeker, there’s a lot to keep track of too. You need to track who you’ve contacted and when, the success rate of your cover letters and resumes, when you’re suppose to get coffee with a person who might provide some needed advice, what date that phone interview is, etc.
How are you getting organized? Not by reading tips and tricks in the New York Times, because they’re busy writing about how people on the recruiting end are using a bunch of powerful recruiting tools to sharpen their success rate at…wait for it…recruiting. It feels like all the tools and technology for putting people in the workplace ignore the bazillion people looking for work… not that I’m bitter or anything.
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