|The Job Search - Hiring Statistics|
|Employment and Career|
Have you ever wondered why you don’t get hired, let alone interviewed these days? Because of the economic times, job seekers today are polishing resumes over and over, debating the merits of a cover letter and frantically networking, hoping to find the right connection that will offer an ‘in’ to an opportunity. Though these are tasks that anyone searching for employment must be doing these days, it is also very important to understand the statistics and reasons why many people do not get hired.
There is a lot of information about what a company desires in a candidate and about the right fit for a job. At the end of the day, a candidate has to decide which strategies will increase the chances of an interview and a subsequent job offer. Companies employ various sources to fill open positions such as:
The accompanying article details the statistics behind each of these sources and why it matters to a job seeker. For those job seekers employed, internal transfers and promotions are the best overall strategy; however for those in transition, referrals increase the chance of opening the door to an opportunity. Referrals are dependent on networking and maintaining those relationships that can help your job prospects and career today and in the future.
The need to fill a position catalyzes a chain reaction known as the hiring process. For companies, this process involves an investment of time and effort and perhaps, most importantly, risk. The three key components of risk are:
Keep these important questions in mind as you define your job search strategy and assemble all of the key components, such as a resume, networking approach and value proposition. Additional relevant and practical information can be found at: