When you apply for a job online, there are hundreds of other applicants who are applying for that exact same job. In fact, ere.net estimates that on average 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening. As one can imagine it is difficult to sort out the good resumes from the bad. To help this sorting process, HR professionals use software called Applicant Tracking System (ATS). ATS will search thousands of resumes to filter applicants with the right skill set.
We all hear about how LinkedIn or Facebook can help you land the job, but what about using Yelp? Yelp can be a great tool to help you find work, research the company, and prep you for the interview.
For those of you who don’t know, Yelp is a social networking site designed to review local businesses in your area. For example, suppose you want to go out for dinner, and you want to know what people are saying about that new restaurant down the street. Users can log in, and post reviews of the restaurant for all to see. Based on the reviews posted by others, you can decide if you want to go there or not. Any company can be reviewed by former customers on Yelp.
Step 1 Find Work in Your Area
I myself live in a big city and commuting is one if my biggest issues. Yelp will show you all the businesses in a given area. With Yelp, you can build a list of companies you want to apply to that are close to where you live. You can do this using Yelp’s “Nearby” feature on your smartphone. Continue reading
Robert Collier once said success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. What exactly are the small efforts repeated by successful people? How do I incorporate these habits into my daily life? Below are five habits successful individuals do every day.
You may be an intelligent worker and someone who gets work done on time but come review time you never seem to get a promotion. Here are several reasons why you may not be getting a promotion at work
My friend Jay has been a Brewmaster for some time now. I remember going to a party with him last summer. We didn’t know many people at this party and eventually, someone walked up to us and asked us what we did for a living. I told him I work in IT and Jay mentioned he was a brewer. Suddenly a circle formed around us and we were bombarded with questions. Not computer questions but questions about beer!!!! Questions like what is the best selling beer, and how does one become a Brewmaster? In a way, I guess it is every man’s dream to work in a brewery. So I figured how to become a brewmaster would be a great article for this website. Continue reading