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How to Get Noticed by Recruiters

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by staffnetinc

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The unfortunate truth is that many job seekers are not offered interviews simply because recruiters cannot find them. Follow these tips to ensure you are found instead of your competitors.

  • KEYWORDS. Research what keywords are most relevant to your profession and which terms are the most sought by recruiters. You can discover these by reviewing job descriptions, industry trade articles, and online ads. Include the keywords several times throughout your resume without repeating exact sentences.
  • ABBREVIATIONS. Recruiters may be searching by full titles or abbreviations, so include both just to be sure. Most recruiters use applicant tracking systems, which usually do not make the connection between full titles and abbreviations.
  • AVOID WHITE KEYWORDS. You may have heard that adding keywords to the bottom of your resume in white font is a good way to increase you chances of being noticed by a keyword search. Unfortunately, modern applicant tracking systems turn everything on your resume black meaning white keywords are clearly visible. Instead, ensure you include all your keywords in the main body of your resume.

Make the searching process easier by contacting a professional Atlanta recruiter directly. At StaffNet, we can help you find the perfect job.

Making an Impact on LinkedIn

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by staffnetinc

Employment recruiters use LinkedIn as their go-to resource to research a candidate when they are looking to fill a career position. With more than 200 million users, it is essential to make an impact with your LinkedIn profile if you are seeking employment and the following suggestions will help you with that:image of LinkedIn logo

  • USE A PROFESSIONAL LOOKING PHOTO OF YOURSELF. Do not use a photo that includes friends or has a cluttered background. Your photo should be a clear head shot of you dressed for success.
  • CREATE A STRONG HEADLINE. The default headline for a LinkedIn profile is your current or last employment. Change your headline to include key words relative to the career you seek.
  • MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR WORK HISTORY. Also include any achievements and competencies in full detail using terms relevant to your chosen field. Recruiters use keyword searches to find suitable candidates.
  • JOIN GROUPS RELATED TO YOUR CHOSEN FIELD. Participate in discussions that will highlight your professionalism.

Making an impact on LinkedIn takes some time and effort but will maximize your chances at finding your ideal career. Contact us at StaffNet, Inc, a professional Atlanta recruiter, to help you find the career of your dreams.

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Cleaning Up Your Online Presence as a Job Seeker

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by staffnetinc

Nobody wants to lose out on the chance to get hired at a decent job. One way to make sure you get what you want while job hunting is to take a look at how you’re presenting yourself online. Putting a positive face forward on the Internet will help you get ahead in today’s digital atmosphere.Clearing your online reputation

Search yourself on Google and on social media websites. Doing this helps you stay in control of what’s being said about you. For example, you can enter your name into Google and find out if anyone has posted negative information about you by scrolling down the page.

Check your photos for any images that might turn off potential employers. Take a look at the photos you have posted on any social media websites you are associated with. Remove any images related to partying or that you don’t feel comfortable showing the people you work with.

Bury the negative and turn it into a positive by posting fresh information about your self online. Start a blog that talks about your career goals. After a while you will notice more information about your websites appearing online than anything else.

Your Online Presence Can Affect Your Job Search

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by staffnetinc

Businessman pressing modern social buttonsJob hunting has never been this easy, thanks to the Internet. There’s not a lack of employment opportunities advertised online when there are recruiting companies like StaffNet that effectively matches potential candidates with the right companies.

The Internet can be a big advantage in landing a new job when you are actively looking or even just have a passive interest. Be sure to use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook in the most strategic way.

However, the Internet is a double-edged sword. You may have a hard time landing your dream job if you use social media sites inappropriately. Tweeting about hating the work for a position you haven’t even gotten yet is a big no-no, and so is saying bad things about your current manager or employer on Facebook. Both examples are a sign of unprofessional behavior, which is something employers avoid.

Instead, keep these tips in mind to make sure you have a clean social media presence:

  • Remove compromising posts, such as complaints about your job, photos of you in a drunken state, confidential information, etc.
  • Develop a positive online reputation. Start a blog that markets your skills to be recognized as an expert in your field.
  • Keep job offers to yourself. It’s not yet a done deal until you actually get the job, anyway. Your future employer may want you to lie low until your hiring is official.

Remember, think twice before you post!