The PAM Method to getting a job: Progressive, Active, and Motivated.
You must apply for jobs and be seen as an applicant in order to be hired.
So look at one of the most Progressive job boards, Actively apply, and be Motivated to meet with potential employers.
ZipRECRUITER WORKS AT GETTING YOU INTERVIEWS
The first time I heard about ZipRecruiter was in a radio ad on The Howard Stern Show. But the ad was for employers to sign up their job postings on more than 100 sites in one click.
It seemed smart for . . . the employers. At the time, I thought it cost money to apply or it was actually a high-profile recruiting agency that catered to businesses and corporations, not to people looking for full-time employment.
Jump ahead to a time when I wanted to change careers. I used every site I could find online except for one . . . ZipRecruiter. Even though I was long out of college, I couldn’t get an interview so I actually applied for internships through Craigslist. Getting an unpaid internship was really easy, but it didn’t pay any bills. It didn’t even pay for gas to and from the job. I worked at an unpaid internship instead of signing up with ZipRecruiter. Under federal guidelines, unpaid internships are often illegal and you’re simply replacing the work of full-time paid employees. Furthermore, human resource departments will tell you that you can’t use an unpaid internship on your resume. They don’t consider it paid experience. Live and learn.
The biggest problem was that I wasn’t getting interviews with the dozen high-profile job sites I was applying through online. None of the home sites for big corporations requested an interview either. Most of the corporate links required the applicant to upload a resume and then resubmit all of the information manually a second time. It took hours to fill out a single job application. Even worse, sometimes you had to take a 30-minute repetitive, out-dated personality test. My resume went through the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and most likely was kicked out of the system so my personality was never taken into consideration.
In my opinion, the ATS is missing out on some very talented applicants. If you read the job subreddit on Reddit, you will see so many overqualified candidates who are unemployed and can’t break through the other job boards or the ATS. Their experience is disqualified for various reasons from the design of their resume, limited listing of skills, gaps of employment, lack of a match to company culture, or an algorithm that simply weeded them out of the system. That meant that the employer never even considered them as real, authentic candidates. Even worse, the employer never saw their resumes.
As it turned out, spending my days filling out a few job applications was a complete waste of time. I was working freelance with a bunch of clients, but have you ever worked freelance? Sometimes you get paid and sometimes you don’t. You end up chasing money or you do a lot of work for free.
Unexpectedly, my life changed dramatically. Bottom line: I needed a job. I needed interviews to get that job. Finally, I tried ZipRecruiter. It was simple. I uploaded a fresh resume and with one-click, I was applying for a string of jobs every single day. What happened? My phone started ringing and I got interviews. I received nearly more interviews than I could handle. I was fielding in-person interviews, phone interviews, and video interviews. What was different? ZipRecruiter stepped in to help.
ZipRECRUITER IS THE SPEED-DATING OF INTERVIEWS WITH ONE-CLICK APPLY
ZipRecruiter is the speed-dating of interviews. If you apply to 50 jobs on ZipRecruiter, you’ll probably get ten interviews quickly. If you apply to more, the more interviews you’ll receive.
If you’re unemployed, consider your next step quickly. Don’t waste time.
3 REASONS YOU SHOULD HOP ON ZipRECRUITER FIRST:
- The one-click apply has disrupted the employment industry. Design disrupters have changed our world. Embrace it. Stop wasting your time with job boards that don’t get results when you can be getting results with ZipRecruiter. Many of the positions being listed on the old job board sites have already been filled or the companies are using them to fulfill an obligation to advertise. The jobs on ZipRecruiter are fresh and available.
- The one-click apply has made the process painless. If you can click with your finger, a toe, or even get your dog to click the button for you, you can apply for jobs on ZipRecruiter. Click – Click – Click your way into your next job. Honestly, it’s that easy.
- The one-click apply has put food back on the table of the unemployed and restored access to interviews. You’re not going to get a job without an interview. ZipRecruiter has restored order by disrupting a stale industry and helped to connect employers with quick, excellent choices in employees. Employers will tell you that they’re receiving dozens of qualified candidates through ZipRecruiter that can do the job. Ultimately, it has saved both the employer and applicants an enormous amount of time.
Apply for jobs that match your skill set. Do a thorough search on ZipRecruiter. Submit various titles into the search bar that match your employment history. Most likely, you will receive calls daily. Your phone will be ringing and you’ll soon be figuring out how to schedule three or four interviews a day. It’s shocking when it happens. As it turns out, there are smart employers who have jobs to fill immediately. Yes, they’re looking for the best candidate but they’re also looking for someone who is hungry and ready to work hard. Unless the business is overstaffed, having an empty seat in the work office is hurting their business. The work isn’t getting done and it’s affecting the bottom line profit. If you apply and you’re willing to work, you will start getting interviews.
The more you apply, the better the chance of you will be hired. Even if it’s not your end goal position, use it as a stepping stone to a better career. It’s always easier to get a job when you’re working rather than when you’re unemployed.
ZipRecruiter is a company I believe in because the model works. Yes, it disrupted the job board industry and that’s a good thing. It needed a shaking up. I personally know people who are living on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles because they couldn’t get a job. They lost everything, including hope.
ZipRecruiter has restored hope in getting a job. So, if ZipRecruiter was a movie, I would give it five stars for delivering what it promised.
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