Modern Changes in Job Seeking

6th August 2013

We came across an interesting article from Recruitment Buzz recently, which looked at some of the modern changes to the job seeking process. Below, we have summarised accordingly.

In the last ten years, the job seeking model has changed dramatically. The knowledge of how things have changed is crucial for anybody looking for a job or a change in career – read on to find out more.


Connections
The old cliché of “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” doesn’t hold so true these days. Social networking puts people in touch directly, making recruiters’ jobs easier and giving jobseekers more chance to get noticed.

Articulation
With computer scanning of CVs and keyword highlighting programs – it’s more important than ever to be articulate and exact in your descriptions. If an opening is looking for ‘experience in SAGE accounting’ and your CV simply says ‘I work with payroll software’ – you’re missing a trick.

Transparency
Most recruiters can now discover the ‘real you’ without having to invite you for an interview. Police your social networking profiles and make sure that there are no incriminating photographs of excessive drinking, partying or anything an employer wouldn’t want to see.

Employment Gaps
Blank spaces in your career are much more common now, whether it’s through health issues, poor job prospects or unlucky redundancies – don’t fret too much about the gap.

Innovative Interviews
A lot of companies are now developing their own unique interview styles which reflect the personality of their company and test the compatibility of a candidate. Don’t be surprised to come up against some quirky questions which require some quick thinking.


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