How To Beat The Bots And Get Your Résumé Seen By Humans

13 Ways To Beat The Evil Robots At Their Own Game And Get Your Résumé Seen By Humans

Jack Kelly

By Jack Kelly, FORBES Contributor

Back in the day, human resources was humane. It’s hard to believe that there used to be real-life, actual people who read résumés, responded to the submissions and spoke with job seekers. Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true. I’ll blow your mind some more; hiring managers and in-house corporate recruiters would prepare candidates before an interview, provide feedback and offer constructive criticism to help the job seekers perform better in subsequent interviews. They would manage the applicants’ expectations on how long the process would take, how many people they’ll meet with and the best way to present themselves. There was no such thing as “ghosting” in those days. If a person was not offered the job, someone at the company would offer feedback as to why.

Fingerhakln: XING gegen LinkedIn

Kräftemessen wie beim Fingerhakln: Wer ist Xing, wer ist LinkedIn?

Von Gerhard Kenk, Crosswater Job Guide

Beim urbayerischen Fingerhakln gehen die Kontrahenten mit Konzentration und kompletten Kräften aufeinander los, um den jeweiligen Gegner sprichwörtlich „über den Tisch“ zu ziehen. Der Wettbewerb um die Führungsposition bei den Business Netzwerken in Deutschland spielt sich zwischen XING aus Hamburg und LinkedIn aus Mountain View in Kalifornien ab – verkörpert durch die Protagonisten Dr. Thomas Vollmoeller und Reid Hoffmann. Weltweit ist LinkedIn das größte Business Netzwerk, doch in Deutschland gilt XING als Platzhirsch – noch. Die Signale des Kräftemessens lassen sich an den Aktienkursen der beiden börsennotierten Gesellschaften ablesen – entscheidend wird jedoch die Wechselbereitschaft der Mitglieder sein.


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