How to Find Top Talent
without Being Inundated with Resumes
Most corporate jobs receive 250 resumes per opening.
Everyone wants to cast their net wide and access all the best talent out there, but no one wants a tsunami of resumes flooding their desk and email inbox.
How can you access a wide array of talent but refrain from being accessed yourself non-stop by respondents?
There’s a lot of folks out there, actively and passively looking for their next job.
There are 25 million resumes on Indeed.
There are 332 million LinkedIn users, 107 million of them in the US.
The average number of daily LinkedIn mobile job applications is 44,000. (ExpandedRamblings.com)
There are 140 Million unique visitors on Indeed.com monthly. (Indeed.com)
There are a lot of folks sending resumes.
Google gets over a million job applications each year and the company only hires about 0.5% of applicants. (About.com)
Procter & Gamble Inc. got nearly a million applications last year for 2,000 open positions. (WSJ.com)
Most corporate jobs receive 250 resumes per opening. (Recruiterbox.com) (more…)
Spelling and grammar mistakes
This should be obvious, I know. But really, please re-read your letter don’t just count on Microsoft spell check and proof your grammar for you. There are many mixed up homophones and cognates, abused apostrophes, and careless typos that can slip in. Like brushing your hair and teeth before leaving the house, your cover letter should be properly proofed to ensure it’s ready to go out.
Incorrect title for the position you are applying for
Job seekers often use a cover letter they have previously written and then re-edit it when applying to a new position. This is ill-advised as it can be quite risky if all the variables are not updated correctly, such as the title of the job you are after. If you can’t take the time to make sure the letter targets the position you want, do you think you are conveying true desire for the position? (more…)