Applicant Tracking Systems on Candidate Experience (CandX). iCIMS, Greenhouse, and CATS respond.

Do ATS Care About Applicants? iCIMS, Greenhouse, CATS Weigh In

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) serve as an intermediary between job seekers and a company’s hiring personnel. As a result, ATS and the people who make them are caught in the middle. On one hand, ATS are an essential tool for hiring companies trying to sort through a mountain of applicants. On the other, they’re an […]

Top 10 free resume builder reviews.

Top 10 Free Resume Builder Reviews

Free resume builders are useful tools that help you easily assemble your work history and experience into a well-organized resume. A good resume builder enables you to create a resume that fits the job you’re going for and highlight the best aspects of your professional profile. Not many sites are objective, so here are our […]

Communications Coach: 3 Things To Do Before an Interview

If you’re in the job market, chances are you’ve come across a multitude of articles on the importance of making a positive first impression while networking or in a job interview. And for good reason: You send a message about your competence and likeability long before you open your mouth. Therefore, you’re supposed to dress […]

Career Coach Tools: 5 Career Specialists Share Their Favorites

Jobscan has launched Jobscan Coach, a platform that helps employment specialists manage their clients as they guide them to an optimized resume with Jobscan. Check out some of the features in the Jobscan Coach tutorial. Career coaches serve as a lifeline for anyone unhappy in their work or struggling to gain traction in their job search. We […]

What are the top applicant tracking systems?

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Used by Hiring Companies

For thousands of people stumped by their lack of job search success, learning about applicant tracking systems is a major “Aha!” moment. But even after recognizing that they’re slipping through the cracks of these deeply flawed software, it can be tough to do battle against such a vague, nebulous obstacle. So let’s add some context and […]

How to beat Taleo ATS.

Taleo: 4 Ways the Most Popular ATS Ranks Your Job Application

Virtually all large employers utilize an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage their simultaneous job openings and high volumes of applicants. These systems make it possible for recruiters and hiring managers to comb through hundreds or thousands of applicants, but they’re not without their drawbacks. Resumes and applications that aren’t optimized for these systems might never see the […]

How to avoid age discrimination or ageism as a job seeker.

Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

How to answer the interview question about your salary expectations.

How to Answer: What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Answering the interview question “What are your salary expectations?” is usually the most complex “dance” in the whole interviewing process. It can also be the most dangerous. The best strategy is to do your research in advance, know the minimum you can accept (your “walk away” number when the job is not worth it for […]

Side Hustle on your CV

Why a Side Hustle Makes a Great Addition to Your CV

Finding good employment isn’t easy in today’s world. More people are alive than at any prior point in the history of human civilization and US unemployment rates are down again at 4.7%. The level of competition is intimidating. With the days of lucking into a great position with an underwhelming CV far behind us, we […]

How to identify achievements for your executive resume.

The Simple Formula for Identifying Your Key Achievements on an Executive Resume

As an executive, your resume (and LinkedIn profile) should be so much more than an overview of all the jobs you’ve had throughout your career. Ideally, your executive resume will tell a compelling story of your career trajectory while highlighting your most impressive achievements and illustrating your value as a leader. Key achievements are an […]