by: Brandon Lawson
Happy Friday everyone! Every Friday, there is a huge forum on Twitter amongst HR professionals and jobseekers called #HFChat. I encourage you guys to hop in on these conversations because valuable information and advice are shared during this hour. Another perk of joining in is that you can contribute to the conversation and network with everyone involved through Twitter.
If you’re not able to attend, don’t worry because I have you covered. Every week I will do a recap of what went down by letting you know the weekly topic, questions and answers. This week’s topic, hosted by Paul Anderson, was Critiquing Companies as Part of Your Job Search. Here are some questions, with great answers by participants:
Q1. If you see a poorly written or confusing job description, what should you do?
A1: “Poorly written - Use as excuse to call and ask for clarification?” - @MaureenSharib
Q2. Do employers prefer applicants from job boards, employee referrals networking, or …?
A2: “Employers prefer the RIGHT candidate - no matter how they get in front of them. Being a referral is big.” – @HeyOverbey
Q3. What would cause an employer to blacklist you as an applicant?
A3: “Being a pest rather than being merely persistent. Do not go overboard and forget to respect the employer.” – @cachinko
Q4. How can you make your resume stand out before the holidays?
A4: “Discuss your availability to interview and be available during the holidays – a lot of candidates disappear during this time.” – @BruceRecruiter
Q5. What are some of the ways used by recruiters to cull through all the resumes they receive?
A5: “They may deep six resumes that are too short or too long. Jam packed with verbiage, difficult to understand, too many buzz words.” - @CyndyTrivella
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