Job Seekers Don't Leverage Recruitment Resources

Job Seekers Don't Leverage Recruitment Resources

Job Seekers Don't Leverage Recruitment Resources

Lacking Input  35% of job seekers never get professional feedback on their résumé.

There's a lot more to job hunting these days than there was in the past. Several years ago, it was fine to simply email a résumé to a potential employer and send a courtesy follow-up note a week later to hopefully land an interview. No longer. Distinguishing yourself among the crowded field of job applicants now requires a savvy command of both offline and online resources—including social media. Unfortunately, too many candidates aren't taking advantage of all the tools out there, according to a recent survey from TheLadders. "Today's hiring landscape is much different than it was even five years ago," says Amanda Augustine, job search expert for TheLadders, an online job-matching service. "With the proliferation of mobile technology and social networking, recruiters are using more channels to recruit talent, which means that job seekers must be discoverable, current and professional across multiple platforms." More than 500 members of TheLadders took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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