Become a Better Job Seeker
If you’re looking for a new job, where’s the first place you tend to look? Job sites, Google, company websites? If LinkedIn isn’t currently on your list, it should be one that you consider. It’s a great way to proactively reach out to businesses to find roles. Plus, a business or recruiter may even approach you directly with a job opportunity that suits the skills and experiences listed in your profile.
Probably the biggest problem millennials face when looking for a job is the lack of experience. Millennials are men and women who reached adulthood around the turn of the millennium, the years 2000s. The job market at that time was not in its best condition, which caused a lot of people to under-work or go back to school.
Applying for a job means pitting yourself against everyone else who applies for the position, and with statistics showing that the average listing has around 118 applicants, you have to stand out. Even more importantly, most recruiters spend an average of just 6 seconds initially scanning resumes before picking candidates to invite in to an interview. Standing out requires that you show creativity, catch the recruiters eye in that very short window, and make a good impression. Unfortunately, creativity can backfire, so you have to create a balance between professionalism and originality.
Each year Universum suveys over one million career seekers from dozens of countries asking them which employers they hold in highest regard. The rankings not only chart the fortunes of individual companies’ talent-attraction efforts, but also document industry-level pressures and students’ shifting ideas about what defines an ideal employer. Today's podcast with guest Dustin Clinard will detail some of those findings.
For any organization, customer service matters. Figures suggest that around 70 percent of people employed in the UK are in customer-facing roles. Whether it’s because people are making a complaint, enquiring about a product or service or offering ideas for future development, it means customer facing staff have vital roles to play in sharing information, responding in a timely and professional manner and ensuring customers receive the level of service they expect.
Keirsten Greggs is an experienced Talent Acquisition professional who has built a successful career implementing creative recruiting strategies for Defense, Intelligence, Federal and Civilian contract portfolios (employers). In her 16 year career, she has served in various functions including Executive hiring, Project Management, and most recently, Talent Acquisition Operations.