The Modern-Day Hiring Process & How it Works

 

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Modern-Day Hiring Processes

Over the years, the hiring process has transformed dramatically due to technological advancements. Things like video interviewing, advanced interview software, online applications, and social media job search sites have changed how people worldwide hunt for employment and get hired.

You now have what seems like a million ways to search for a job, but how do you navigate it properly so that you have the best chances to get hired? We at Vocamotive boast a team of professionals here to help you through the entire process to ensure that you have the most experience and qualifications to get you that position.

Application Process

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Each company has a unique way for an applicant to apply, but more and more companies take advantage of the applicant tracking system (ATS). The ATS takes information from the applicants and organizes it into a database to easily navigate through qualified professionals. It is essential that you put relevant and vital information like work history, education, and references. You can also link professional social accounts that you have such as LinkedIn,

When hunting for jobs, it is important to read how they complete their application process thoroughly. Some companies require applicants to submit their resume and cover letter through email, and other employers still favor applicants applying in person. Contact Vocamotive if you are unsure about the application process for a potential job, and we can assist you in filling out information that is most relevant.

Professionally Written & Formatted Resume / CV

The number one goal of those searching for employment is getting an interview and then the job. Your resume needs to:

  • Stand out above the rest
  • Pass applicant tracking systems
  • Show off your skills and value

 

A poorly written and formatted resume and CV can end up leaving them at the bottom of the pile. Choosing the right format and the best information to put in it is a stressful and difficult decision; that is why you need to consider hiring professional career assistance & writing services like Vocamotive. Our team of experienced and certified experts will help you create the ideal resume and CV designed to give you the best opportunity for success.

 

What to Include on Your Resume and Cover Letter

Technical vs Non-Technical Skills and Education

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On your resume and cover letter, it is essential to list the right qualifications for the job you are applying for. Technical education and technical degrees are aimed more at jobs in the IT, actuarial science, aerospace engineering, and neurology sectors. Technical skills are:

  • Algorithms
  • Analytical Skills
  • Calculating
  • Compiling Statistics
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Database Management
  • Documentation
  • Modification
  • Quantitative Research
  • Quantitative Reports
  • Statistical Analysis

Non-technical skills and degrees are based on cognitive, social, and emotional abilities. If you are a people person and have a degree in something related to interacting with others, then these types of jobs are more for you.

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7 Skills to Learn Today to Make Yourself More Marketable in Any Industry

Let’s face it: gone are the days when employees specialized in a certain area and stuck with that – in a single industry – for their entire careers. But unfortunately, many of us haven’t been trained in more than one area. Maybe you are coding whiz but you know nothing about finance. Maybe you’re great with data but really haven’t ever perfected the art of grammar and spelling. It can be tough to hone a new skill if you’ve been out of school for a while, but, if you’re looking to advance your career, adding even one of these 7 skills to your arsenal may be just the extra something you need to get your next position.

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What to Consider Before Changing Careers

 

Are you considering ditching it all and running away to join the circus? Are your dreams of becoming the next great American novelist are just too vivid to ignore any longer? Do you think you could land a spot on the national Olympics team in curling if it weren’t for that pesky day job? Many of us fantasize about what it would be like to make major career – and life – changes, even when we’re perfectly happy with our current careers. But if you’re seriously considering a career change – not just a move to a new company, but a whole new industry – it can be an exciting and scary time.

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Tips for Seasoned Workers Seeking a Career Change

There is the well-known saying: You’re never too old to start something new. It is important to be happy with the work you do; however, it could be challenging to find a job that is a good fit, especially after spending many years performing duties that you have grown accustomed to.

As people are living longer and maintaining active lifestyles, more people are choosing to remain in the workforce past retirement. In 2014, 23{71cf5e213abe4b8695d4163f7394590ecd558bc43315a99cecd424bb9ee498ea} of men and 15{71cf5e213abe4b8695d4163f7394590ecd558bc43315a99cecd424bb9ee498ea} of women ages 65 and older in the United States were still employed. (Suggested Reading: Fact Sheet: Aging in the United States)

For seasoned workers choosing to find new careers, they may encounter challenges with job search as technology is continually advancing and younger generations are taking over the workforce. The Baby Boom (individuals born between 1946 and 1965) led to a significant increase in the U.S. population. Members of this generation were more likely to learn about new jobs from someone they knew at a company while Gen-Xers were likely to utilize recruiters and staffing agencies and Millennials were using third party websites and online job boards.  (Suggested Reading: Understanding Baby Boomers At Work – (How a Person’s Age Affects Why They Change Jobs)

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Why Your 30s and 40s Is A Great Time To Change Careers

You’ve been in the workforce for a decade or more. Maybe you’ve worked for the same company the entire time, or perhaps you’ve moved around a bit (or even a lot). But you’ve begun to feel like you’re not in the right place. If you’ve started to think about a career change and you’re over 30, there might be a number of things holding you back from taking the leap. But, whether you know it or not, you’ve got a lot of things going for you, too. Here’s our list of skills and experiences you’ve likely gained by the time you’re 30 and why they make your 30s and 40s a good time to make a career change.

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17 LinkedIn Improvement Tips for 2017

With 2017 rapidly approaching, many professionals are starting to think about finding a new position or making a career change in the New Year. With 87 percent of recruiters using LinkedIn, a fully optimized and updated profile is a great place to begin!

Author’s Note: This article is a complementary piece to the highly praised 17 Resume Improvement Tips for 2017 published on November 22, 2016.

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How Leonardo da Vinci Can Help You Land Your Next Job

In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci sent a letter to the Duke of Milan. The letter detailed da Vinci’s skills – at least, the skills that da Vinci thought the Duke might appreciate. It was, for all practical purposes, a résumé. In fact, while da Vinci isn’t likely to have been the first to come up with the idea (although he did invent an awful lot of things!), his letter to the Duke is the first evidence we have of someone writing akin to résumé. And the funny thing is, it’s a pretty great example of how to write a résumé. So what can you learn from a 15th century résumé? Read on and find out…

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17 Resume Improvement Tips for 2017

It is hard to believe, but 2017 is right around the corner! If a new position, career change or professional advancement is in your future, make sure you take the steps necessary to realize your goals. A new or updated résumé is a great place to begin!

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