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Five Reasons Job-Hunting Is Harder Than It Should Be

When did the job search process get broken? Years ago, getting a new job was a straightforward process.

–Liz Ryan

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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.


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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