New Class ~ Job Hunting in the Age of Technology
What does job hunting have to do with wellness? That’s easy. Lack of employment and/or loss of job can cause enormous stress, which is hazardous to your health. So, I am adding this class to those listed on My Get Well Guru’s offerings.
You have to do a lot more than just cross your fingers to be successful in today’s job environment.
I have been involved in hiring procedures, as well as supervisory functions, during most of my extensive business career. I even created a complete Human Resources Department “from scratch” for a company in New York City once upon a time. Plus, I have learned a lot from current Recruiters in a tough job market, where the rules, procedures, and expectations “ain’t what they used to be.” Here are some examples.
- Computers, not people, are scanning resumes first to determine whether the applicant used key words that the company wants.
- Many HR Departments or Hiring Authorities won’t even read a resume, unless the applicant is on LinkedIn and has used those key words in the first few lines on the page.
- If HR or the Hiring Authority scans your social media pages and does not like the content, you won’t be contacted.
- Many initial interviews are now conducted on-line via Skype or other video sources. If the applicant does not do well, or has mishaps, like barking dogs in the background, it’s over and out.
Recently, I compiled a resume and cover letter for a Virginia construction engineer who also is a cost estimator. He hired me as a professional writer for this task. Despite the tough job market, he was offered the job ~ on the phone ~ from the company headquarters in California ~ immediately upon the company’s receipt of his materials! In addition, they hired him after having already decided on a different applicant to whom they were about to off the job. It was Thrilling (and he wrote a great testimonial for me)!
I also created a job hunting class, which gives tips to entry level job seekers, as well as to old pros. It is available for individuals and groups, as is my class on whether to and how to start a business, if you think the time is right to venture forth.
You can take my class. You can book me for either writing or editing services for your application materials. Also, you can do both! However, if you do book me to provide the writing services, you will get the class free of charge, as well as a free template for thank you letters.
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