Each year, the recruiting industry forecasts “predictions” of what will happen in the following year. While it might seem like an interesting time to make predictions given how off the rails 2020 was, it’s still important for candidates to understand what to expect. Because of that, here are three recruiting trends we expect to see for […]
The year 2020 changed, well, just about everything for recent grads—pretty drastically. Coronavirus invaded the world, causing millions to become sick. Remote work became not just popular, but actually necessary in many industries. Mass unemployment plagued the US in record numbers. But 2020 also forced us to connect, value, and job search differently. It opened […]
There isn’t much you can feel certain about when you go to a job interview. Yet, there is at least one thing you know for sure: you will be asked the “tell me about yourself” interview question at some point in the beginning of the conversation. Most of us are terrified by this “tell me […]
Resume trends come and go, and that was especially true with 2020. Last year, so much changed, and the job search process was no exception. Because of that, you could be hurting your chances of getting an interview if you’re submitting old resumes in 2021. Even if your work experience and skills have stayed the […]
Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? What are your career goals? Most of us have some form of career goals in mind—trying to earn a certain salary, reach a specific position, or even to pursue a whole new career altogether. Our career goals keep us motivated to continue pushing forward, even on […]
With almost everyone who is able working from home during the global pandemic, there’s a definite rise in the desire for many professionals to continue the remote work trend even once it is safe to go back into the office. In this article, I’m sharing a few strategies that can help you find—and land—a remote […]
Meeting face-to-face for an interview is currently out of the question for most industries. However, interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting in person. Why? They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes […]
Believe it or not, December is a great time to look for a job. It may seem counterintuitive, but a significant number of companies wrap up their fiscal year in December. This is a huge benefit to job seekers for a few reasons.
An entry-level resume outlines your skills, accomplishments, and past work experience (if applicable) at the beginning of your career. Early career professionals and recent graduates use this type of resume when applying to entry-level jobs. Creating an entry-level resume can feel like a daunting task. How are you supposed to recap your work experience if […]
Resume writing can be tough. There’s no one right way to do it, and if you haven’t written a resume in a while (or ever), you might not be up-to-date on best practices. While having one or two mistakes on your resume is probably okay (especially if you’re a great candidate for the job), too […]
This user was out of work in a new city, but found a way to build up his network with Jobscan.
One of the most interesting insights from Jobscan’s Hiring Professionals Survey on Ageism was how many recruiters commented on the prevalence of reverse ageism, (age discrimination against young workers). Especially in economic downturns, young workers have to worry about ageism, too. In my last article, I shared 10 ways older workers can avoid ageism on […]
Ageism is alive and well in the time of COVID-19. Many employers have had to make the difficult decision to run super lean during this economic downturn, and both old and young job seekers are feeling the pinch. The most common reason for reductions-in-force (RIFs or layoffs) is generally financial. And the truth of the […]
We surveyed over 100 recruiters and hiring managers and found that the vast majority (88%) believe age discrimination in hiring is a problem.
There are two types of skills recruiters look for on resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a comprehensive understanding of the job seeker’s capabilities. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often […]
How a real Jobscan user got hired in administration during the pandemic.
Streamline your design and put all the focus on your content with these professionally crafted minimalist resume templates. When searching through resume templates, it can be hard to find ones that aren’t cluttered with multiple colors, graphics, photos, skill rankings, and other unnecessary elements. Your resume is your chance to market yourself and your experience. The […]
There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping […]
Creating an ATS-friendly resume is a highly effective way to increase your interview chances and shift the job search odds more in your favor. In this article, we’re talking about how to optimize your resume for applicant tracking systems (ATS) by including job-specific keywords and using a parsable format. What is an applicant tracking system? […]
In this article we’re talking about resume file formatting, how to save your Microsoft Word resume as a PDF, and how to make sure you format your resume correctly for each job. Since many people have questions surrounding resume PDFs, we’re going to focus specifically on this file format and answer these FAQs: What is […]