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  • 7 Ways Your Resume Dates You

    In the modern fast moving world we live in where the newest technology or cutting edge innovation is only new or cutting edge today, it is critical job seekers keep the look and content of their resume relevant and tailored when applying for positions. You must tailor your resume to each job you apply for if you are to have any chance of getting past the robotic key word analytics the vast majority of organizations employ today to review the massive amount of resumes sent to them daily. Companies like Johnson & Johnson or Google receive well over a million resumes every year for the thousands of open roles they have. It is no wonder these organizations employee AI predictive analytics to assist their internal Recruiters plow through that massive amount of information. Resumes can and most times should go over 1 page but seldom should they be over 2 pages. Keep fluff and non relevant information out of them. Be sure before listing any social media links that they are clean professional and look like they are maintained by an adult professional not a 10 year old or a party happy college student. This economy is booming but the competition for the plum roles with the best companies is fierce. You must be prepared! https://lnkd.in/gfbRKAu

  • Why you should never discount a job interview

    At Pathways Personnel we try to preach this to our candidates all the time. If the job is at a company you would want to work for it can never hurt to take an interview and make a positive impression with that company. They won't forget you especially in this tight candidate driven environment we are in. The key is to know how to decline the opportunity if it isn't for you. A phone call never hurts but a well written thoughtful email expressing your gratitude for having the opportunity to meet with them and learn more about their organization is essential! Let them know if they have other positions like this, but give a couple of details about what would be more of interest to you, you would be eager to return and meet with them. This is also just good old fashion networking. People talk and leaving a good impression will go a long way to opening the doors you want to walk through. #recruiting #careers #applyingforajob #jobinterviews #interviewing #networking https://lnkd.in/gWdhBS8

  • Bond yields climb, jobless claims fall to near five-decade low

    Amazing information about the economy and current state of the labor market! It doesn't matter who is President, jobless claims dropping to a 50 year low is tremendous! The unfortunate side effect is finding top temporary and direct hire talent in the greater Bay Area of northern California is more difficult than ever! That is why you need a company like Pathways Personnel with a 50 year track record in the San Francisco, Northern California area to help you fill those temporary and direct hire openings! https://lnkd.in/gtvkjyJ

  • Ask Your Job Candidates This One Interview Question to Learn if They Are Worth Hiring

    In this modern day of technology and information at our finger tips, asking generic widely used interview questions will not yield the desired results in evaluating a candidate. Ask unique questions that a prospective applicant couldn't have Googled the best answer to prior to the interview. https://lnkd.in/gmhvhZx

  • How Internships Replaced the Entry-Level Job

    Interesting article however we'll agree to disagree over whether Internships have replaced the traditional entry level job.  A college graduate's first job out of college is always entry level generally speaking. Having an on point substantive internship that was on par with what an entry level position would do certainly gives the applicant a leg up against other competition that doesn't have internships or at least quality internships.The take away from this article is without a doubt internships are a critical piece to getting the level of job you desire right out of college. https://lnkd.in/gV8s6nD

  • Here’s how you can predict the job performance of a potential hire

    The methods of candidate evaluation in this article seem to be to cold and robotic but it proves there are many different schools of candidate evaluation. The employer must decide which is best for them based on hiring needs and record of success. The article does indirectly relate to how a candidate presents themselves when applying for a position.  The candidate shouldn't concentrate their strategy on any one aspect of the process.  Don't spend to much time and expense on a resume that will "catch the eye" of the Recruiter or hiring manager.  A resume that describes your experience as a Nuclear Physicist doesn't mean you are a Nuclear Physicist.  While testing shouldn't be the only factor used to evaluate if a candidate is a skill fit or not, it does help individuals who just aren't the best interviewers. Testing also assists the Talent Management team in weeding out candidates who can talk the talk but not walk the walk. Candidates should not frown on a process including some skill testing in their evaluation, like employers should not rely on subjective interview feedback that may have opinions tainted by implicit biases. The hiring process works best for everyone when it is a well balanced process that includes objective and subjective components. https://lnkd.in/gTHNmgg

  • The Simple Interview Trick That Will Get You The Job

    Interviewing is no different than having a conversation with someone you are just meeting.  It is nice to make the person feel like you are truly interested in them, the company and the job. If you get an interviewer off their script and distracted then you control the interaction/interview and can direct it to your advantage. This is a rather simple technique but very effective.  Generally the simplest solution tends to be the best.  https://lnkd.in/gmS_4bf

  • Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

    This line may be from a deodorant commercial but it is 100% appropriate when discussing this topic.  NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT!   If your feeling vulnerable and insecure because of a lack of success in your job search then before going to an interview or attending a networking event stand in front of your mirror and talk yourself into feeling confident.  Keeping affirming how good your are and how any employer would be lucky to have you.  Say it over and over until you believe it and give yourself a fist pump and smile.  Then you know you are ready.  Bottom line is if you don't believe it then how will anyone else. Make sure you are prepared and organized.  Being both will give you natural confidence that you are as ready as you can be. Now go out there and get that job. https://lnkd.in/g3YcPek

  • 3 Marketing Strategies That Can Also Be Used to Attract the Best Employees

    In this day and age with an unemployment rate around 4% it is more important than ever for organizations to strategize how to get the top talent attracted to their company and then keep them. It is not rocket science or curing cancer it is just common sense.  Treat people how you would like to be treated and then sprinkle in some creative ideas. It is essential for organizations to make employees feel like they have a voice and that it is not just heard but recognized as important.  The employer doesn't have to implement everything but at least make the employee feel that their ideas and input are important to the overall success of the organization whether it comes from the office services department or a VP. https://lnkd.in/eAK6Fnp

  • How To Deal With Excruciating Silence On Job Interviews

    "That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the ____ up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."  Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction. Awkward silences can be challenging but there are ways to turn them into your advantage and successfully doing so may just indicate you've found your next employer. When in an interview if you can see the interviewer is making notes then sit confidently in your chair and wait for the interviewer to stop writing.  Asking questions about the company or the interviewer them self is also a good way to bridge the silence.   Doing your research about the company and when possible the people you are meeting will always provide excellent filler material to talk about.  Measure the speed of your speech and don't rush your answers.  Take your time and speak with confidence.  NEVER fidget or make small talk that will come off as rambling. Embrace the silence as another challenge and you will come out better for it. https://lnkd.in/gXN8v3s