What Job Seekers Should Expect in 2019?

Do you know that 25% of Americans plan to look for a new job in 2019?

Job searching will be seeing new rules this year. Though it is a candidate-driven market, the employers can still control the job searching process.

Here are top 5 tips for the candidates which they can use while looking for a job.

  • A One-Page Resume Is No Longer A Trend

An applicant tracking system evaluates a resume before it reaches the hiring managers and recruiters. But they want to have more information about you. While mentioning your work accomplishments, your resume might exceed the one-page limit.

According to ResumeGo, hiring managers and recruiters are 2.3 times as likely to hire two-page resume candidates over one-page resume candidates.

  • Apply for Jobs on the Best Job Posting Sites

Companies rely on job boards for finding the best talent. Candidates should apply for jobs on those job boards which are popular among employers. I would like you to notice that what makes these platforms effective is technology. Job boards, which use a resume parser, provide a positive experience to candidates by letting them upload their resume and populating the fields automatically.

Here are a few job boards mentioned according to the industry.

Creative/Design- CoroFlot, Dribbble, DSGN JBS

Education- HigherEd Jobs, Teachers-Teachers, K12 Job Spot

Human Resources- SHRM’s Job Board, Jobs in Benefits

Media and Production- MediaBistro, JournalismJobs.com, Media Gigs, Production Hub

  • Check Social Media for Job Ads

Apart from LinkedIn, recruiters have also started posting job ads on other social media channels. Many recruiters feel that employed individuals are not very active on LinkedIn. To target these prospects, they choose other channels such as Facebook, Instagram to post their job. Thus, candidates should explore job openings at other platforms too.

  • Find Opportunities in Employer Communities

The career page of a company always has a link to its career community. These communities are the best way to know about the company culture and get your queries answered. It can be a Facebook community where the interaction between a potential candidate and company can take place.

  • Update Your LinkedIn Profile

There is a difference between creating a LinkedIn profile and maintaining it. It is advisable to update all sections especially the summary section. Write in such a way that the employer can get a brief idea about you. A LinkedIn profile created with the right skills and keywords helps recruiters find the right talent.

All the best in your job search!

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