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The job process can be tedious, difficult, overwhelming, confusing and intimidating. However, if you know some of the facts that impact hiring decisions, you might be able to make the process a little bit easier and less confusing. You might even be able to make it more enjoyable knowing that you can make a plan to attack the process.
So check these facts out...They might just change the way you approach the job hunt.
1. 80% of all jobs are landed through networking.
Networking is the ultimate key to success in all aspects of life. People are and always will be the driving force between relationships and career growth. Improve your chances of getting a job by networking and building authentic relationships. Talk to people in your network about new opportunities. Always be marketing yourself and see what value you can add to your relationships, so when the time comes you will be ready for your next career move.
2. Recruiters spend, on average, 6 seconds looking at your resume.
Crazy! Recruiters don’t have time to read resumes. Take the time to make your resume easy to navigate through. Some tips for your resume are to include relevant dates, be consistent, check spelling and grammar, use basic fonts, keep your text to size 11 or bigger, and utilize the bold, italic and underline features.
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3. 33% of recruiters admit that they know within 90 seconds if they are going to hire you.
In the same time it takes you to craft a text asking someone on a date, a recruiter can tell if they want to hire you. First impressions are everything, so make sure you smile, give a firm handshake and make eye contact right off the bat. Obviously, during your interview you have the potential to change/confirm a recruiter’s mindset, but first impressions can make or break your job hunting success.
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