When did the job search process get broken? Years ago, getting a new job was a straightforward process.
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I’ve been following Liz Ryan on LinkedIn for a while now, and I appreciate her insights on job hunting. Instead of automation for picking out candidates, it’d be nice if the HR industry would develop a better way to come up with a better UX for onboarding! That process is always a mess with filling out too many forms and the process of verifying education and employment taking too long.
Having been unemployed several times over the past few years, as well as having several friends in the same situation, it’s hard to see talented people get passed over because a machine doesn’t see a special keyword. I’ve learned to use keywords to say things such as, "I don’t know (keyword), but I understand XYZ, so I’m sure I can pick that skill up quickly," to try to trick the system. It’s a pain, but somehow it helps.
Take a look at this if you are frustrated about finding work. If you are an employer, take a look, and think about what you can do to find the talented people you really want.