Learn how social media can affect your job search. Potential Employers may research you online. Surveys show that at least 70% of employers conduct social media research in their screening process. Other studies say it could be up to 90% of employers use some form of social media screening in their hiring process. You don’t […]
How’s your resume working out for you? Are you tired of submitting your resume and not getting calls back? Here are a few simple ingredients that will take your resume from bland to BOOM – you’ve got an interview! As a hiring manager, I look through hundreds of resumes on a regular basis. Here I’ll […]
Modern applicant tracking systems (ATS) use what’s called parsing technology to “parse” out different information in your resume. At the top a candidate may have their first and last name, address, phone number and email. Parsing would separate all of those into separate fields. The next part of your resume that an ATS could “parse” is […]
What is outplacement and what’s available? Outplacement companies can help you and your human resources team during the layoff process. These companies offer a range of services, with corresponding levels of cost. They may include: Resume writing assistance Job search training and advice Career counseling Networking Access to job hunting software and tools One-on-one coaching […]
Have you ever interviewed with a company, felt like you absolutely crushed it, only to never hear back from them again? You’re not alone, even though you may feel like you are when something like this happens. Before you can definitively say you’ve been ghosted, here are four steps you should to take that will […]
As the last step of any interview, it’s standard practice for an interviewer to ask if the interviewee has any questions. If you say “no”, you’ve just missed out on a huge opportunity to further reiterate why you are the perfect candidate for this position. You’ve also shown that you haven’t done your research or, […]
It’s easier now than ever to apply for jobs. With companies like Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster and ZipRecruiter, you can slide your resume into recruiters’ inboxes with a click of a button. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. What is a serial applicant? A serial applicant is someone who recklessly applies to job […]
Modern applicant tracking systems scan resumes for keywords. Most candidate searches are done using keywords. If your resume doesn’t have the right keywords, or if the keywords aren’t placed correctly throughout the resume, you risk never making it in front of the hiring manager. Here are two steps you can take immediately to optimize your […]
Trinity, Florida: DAVRON has generously gifted 40 students in the graduating class of Trinity College of Florida access to CareerShift, an online career search portal. This online career search portal is a powerful tool for graduates to aid in their career search upon entering the job market. The portal allows the students to search all […]
Original article, published in the Tampa Bay Times Laying off employees is often a necessary evil in the business world. Regardless of the size of the business or the reason for the layoff, the process is usually unpleasant for both parties involved. However, there are some methods and pointers that can make the transition smoother and less […]
Sending a thank you note after interview is important for a variety of reasons. A well-crafted and timely thank you note after an interview can add a positive first impression. Not only will it leave a polished and professional impression, it can also help the hiring manager remember you amongst the sea of people they have also met.
Two critical mistakes you could be making while using the Monster Job Search mobile app. While there are a lot of great advantages this tool has to offer, there are also a few shortcomings that could be affecting your job search if you’re not careful. In this article, we’d like to bring your attention to these issues and hopefully you can avoid making these mistakes in your job search.
A resumes purpose is to get your foot in the door. It needs to show why you are a fit for the position. When writing, your resume take into consideration who will be viewing your resume, how much time will they devote to reading your resume, and knowing this, how do you effectively display why you are the right fit for this position.
Recently, we had a candidate come in for an interview. Let’s call him Mr. Career.
Mr. Career had a box of cereal tucked under his arm. He said he saw on social media that we were participating in Feeding Tampa Bay’s Cereal for Summer food drive and wanted to contribute to the cause, creating an excellent first impression.