Job hunting can be a stressful process, especially if you’re continually going to interviews and are ending up unsuccessful. After a few unsuccessful job hunting attempts, you may become discouraged and start losing hope. But, you need to ask the question, “Why am I not getting hired?” You may need to brush up on your interview skills for example, or maybe your CV needs an update and a splash of colour. There could be a few reasons. Luckily, Twitter is a big place and doesn’t just contain things about politics.
On Monday, we co-hosted a weekly “tweetchat” with @JobAdviceSA where 4 questions are posed to the audience – generally recruiters and jobseekers. The purpose of this “tweetchat” is to answer the burning questions that people have regarding the recruitment industry and provide a platform for jobseekers to gain insights and advice on how to successfully conduct their job search – and in an ideal world, give jobseekers the tools to ace their interviews, craft a good CV, and land the job. So in essence, a jobseeker can find some extremely helpful advice when following the right people. Let’s see who some of these knowledgable people are.
A1) The process is the same because it works for us. Unless the client asks for add-ons we use the same method hence we advice people applying for our roles to make sure that they meet the requirements or else we can't help them. #JobAdviceSA
— TBS Corporate (@TBS_Corp) May 20, 2019
I am always very cautious and respectful when approaching candidates who are not officially on the market! You need to make sure you know enough about the client to entice them away from a job that they may be perfectly happy in 🙂 #JobAdviceSA
— Vanessa Raath (@Van_Raath) May 20, 2019
A3 cont…However, in our opinion, once a CV is submitted it is scanned by an ATS for keywords matching the job description, from there the CV is sorted into a type of “relevant” or “irrelevant” applicant pile. After this stage a human takes over. Are we right @Careers24Jobs?
— #JobSeekersWednesday (@JobSeekersWed) May 20, 2019
— #JobAdviceSA (@JobAdviceSA) May 20, 2019
A4. The other factor is that most recruiters still use job websites and ask jobseekers to email their CVs rather than using apps to connect with candidates #JobAdviceSA
— Tim J. Barry (@TimJBarry) May 20, 2019
However, the above mentioned people are only but a handful whose aim is to help jobseekers in their job search. Below is a further list of knowledgable contributors to our collective aim of reducing the unemployment rate in South Africa.
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