Heard it on the Tech Street
Still applying to job openings online? Not getting the results you expect? A typical ROI for the time spent to is 1 – 3%. That’s right! Applying to 100 job openings may yield 1–3 call backs by recruiters. Not a very good odds I’d say. Now consider this. What if 27% (or more) of those job openings are fake?
According to an article from the Wall Street Journal the labor market remains strong at 10.8 million job openings. However, a survey of over 1000 hiring mangers reported that they post jobs to the internet which they don’t intend to fill any time soon. That means of the 100 applications you filled out, there is a good change that only 73 of them were real. This compounds the problem of getting call backs even further.
Using tools like ChatGPT and other AI technologies to assist you in matching the appropriate buzzwords between your resume and a position description won’t help either.
There is a more effective job search strategy that gets results. What’s your Go-To-Market strategy?
In case you missed it last month.
CompTIA’s 2023 Projected Growth By Title
- Data Scientists and Data Analysts 5.5%
- Cybersecurity Analysts and Engineers 5.2%
- Web Designers and UI/UX 4.7%
- Software Developers and Engineers 4.7%
- Software QA and Testers 4.1%
- CIOs and IT Directors 3.4%
- Systems Analysts and Engineers 2.6%
- IT Support Specialists 2.4%
On the Street:
Are all job listing real? How many could be fake?
The Wall Street Journal recently conducted a survey of hiring managers that reported over 27% of job postings to the Internet are fake. Why? One reason could be to keep up appearances amongst peers to be seen as a growing company. Read More…
What’s your salary? How much to ask for?
As a Career Coach and Recruiter I’m frequently asked, “I don’t want to leave money on the table. How do I get the salary I’m seeking?” The Harvard Business Review offers a few good guidelines for negotiating your salary. The one that stands out to me is #15 – Maintain Perspective.vRead More