You only have 3 Seconds to let someone know “What You Can Do for Them! On a resume, don’t waste the space above the fold with your career objectives, your volunteer work, or even your education. Get to the point! Show your experience, show your results, show your fit with what they are looking for
The point of view of the Job Seeker will determine which mobile app makes sense. If you are looking in Toronto GTA then by all means try out zenPeak Job Alerts. If you want opinions on companies and interview experiences posted by job Seekers, then try out glassdoor (although there is not much data for Canada or Toronto).
Efficiency is the best course to take in any endeavour, and using the job ALERT app is no different. It is aimed to help you find the best local hidden job opportunities as easily as possible.
How do we make this as easy and efficient as possible… by using tags.
Our team manually enters tags that suit not only the specific job description but also the thought pattern of the user searching the alerts.
What do these tags look like.
- Company names for those who are looking for very specific opportunities,
- Business segments to narrow the search field such as finance, IT, sales, marketing
- Descriptive words for the position title you are looking for such as manager or consultant.
You can also check out the Top 20 Tags within the app to make sure you are hitting some of the most popular words used in alerts and postings, b sure to check this regularly to see if there any new tags relevant to you!
You can modify your tags anytime to adjust your search perimeters to help you find the perfect job!
Now get searching!
A hidden job is exactly that. It is hidden away, and doesn’t appear all over the Internet on hundreds of job boards attracting thousands of applicants.
Part of our mission is to help job seekers find full-time, salaried work in Toronto GTA. You don’t have to take our word for it.
How have we taken action? We have updated our mobile app (with more updates to come) It’s the first of its kind anywhere where tags and mapped results make it easy to find hundreds of local & hidden jobs. More? Check out the zenPeak website for help with resumes, interviews, success stories and more.
With a Success Story, you demonstrate communication skills, in addition to talking about your achievement.
A few thoughts about job interviews; before during and after
So why aren’t you getting the interviews? The answer is so simple its crazy.
I usually have at least 5 – 10 books laying beside my bed. All non-fiction and all requiring a different state of mind to open up and read. Is this something you also encounter? What’s on your reading list?
It started off as a good idea. Post a job on a website and job seekers can apply directly, without calling or mailing a resume in. Simple, fast and easy. Good for the environment and high-tech too.
Unfortunately, too easy!
A Job Seeker needs support and encouragement but a job group is the wrong place to get it – anyone at a job club who gets a job will disappear so fast they won’t even leave a vapour trail. Why? because they are happy to brush off the stink and misery of not having a job. That’s the truth.
Don’t forget, the objective of sending in a resume is to capture the attention and interest of the Hiring Manager and to get a telephone or face to face interview. Follow up is critical!
Everyone discourages phone calls but that isn’t going to frighten you is it? I’m sure the company wants to hire go-getters; people excited about the job opportunity!
There are different Candidate “mindsets” around getting a Hiring Manager to offer you an interview. One mindset is “I could be really good in the job, and if they just gave me a chance, they would see” This mindset is usually accompanied by a resume that is generic, and not customized to the opportunity…Another mindset is built around improving your statistical chances of getting the interview. It involves more working and less hoping.
Assume you are face to face, and given an opportunity to capture the attention of the Interviewer. Do you think creating and practicing a success story is a good investment of your time? YES!
Here is a short list of lackadaisical job seeker behaviors:
1. Returning calls days later rather than hours or minutes later.
2. Losing self control in conversations and either talking too much or not answering questions.
3. Spending the majority of time at home applying for jobs online.
4. Sending out mass emails asking for help.
5. Finding escapes from working at it, such as television or shopping or golf.
6. Attending group networking events, job fairs, etc.
7. Wasting time and precious energy blaming a boss (or the economy or a spouse or others) for the current situation.
Reva Seth, whose new book The MomShift explores the stories of real-life women and how they navigate parenthood and career success. Paradoxically, Ms. Seth focuses on women who often became more successful after they had children. For the most part, the experiences of these women aren’t glamorous like Sheryl Sandberg’s. Yet the stories she reveals are ones we can relate to and are, frankly, remarkable.
Get Out of Your Own Way. You have to make it easy for a Hiring Manager to figure you out in the context of what they need done in the job. Make a decision. Are you in love with your resume? or in love with the idea of getting the interview and a job offer?
If you can find a balance between demonstrating competency & experience, while at the same time, creating genuine interest in “your story” then you’ll get noticed, and get someone excited. A few success stories can make the difference! …………. Then the reader is nodding their head as they read your resume, learning about you, getting excited about you, and thinking… this is exactly the kind of person we need
zenPeak limits the data we collect about you, while at the same time being totally committed to giving you information and offers that are relevant to you. How is that possible? – See more at: http://zenpeak.com/zenpeakblog/#sthash.PuGkxPKW.dpuf
“Of 381 college admissions officers who answered a Kaplan telephone questionnaire this year, 31 percent said they had visited an applicant’s Facebook or other personal social media page to learn more about them — a five-percentage-point increase from last year. More crucially for those trying to get into college, 30 percent of the admissions officers said they had discovered information online that had negatively affected an applicant’s prospects.”