As a seeker for a new career, often you wonder where you will find your next position.  Many times, you are in shock as you prepare your search.

Therefore, you fall back on your previous experience.  You look online – but times have changed. Now artificial intelligence has been introduced to Applicant Tracking Systems and Job Boards.  The purpose is to screen out all but the candidates with the right keyword matches. As an expert recruiter, let me give you some counsel.

Those applicant tracking systems are very literal.  If your resume does not match the words exactly, your resume will not be selected.  You need at least an 80% keyword match to be selected for an interview – sometimes a 90% match!

These companies are “talent acquisition companies”. They do not understand they are in a sales process while recruiting new employees.

What Should I Do?

May I suggest that you look at the job boards (Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, etc.) for positions, not for a job to apply. Search for the companies with openings in your field.  Then look at the company to determine who you should call to network to a Manager.

If you look up the company with an opening on LinkedIn, you will see who works at the company.  Do you know one of the employees?  Call them to ask if they will introduce you to the manager directly.  This practice enables a human to determine if you should be introduced to their company instead of artificial intelligence determining you are not qualified.

Take charge of your career search! Do not allow Artificial Intelligence to determine your qualifications!  Find people in your personal or professional community to introduce you. Oh, this is called networking!

Networking is the best practice to find a new career!  I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most job seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new position in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process.  According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.

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