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Fine-tuning your resume, filling out online applications, and going to time-consuming interviews — finding a job often feels like a job itsSerious businesswoman questionning a man during a meetingelf. Just when you think you've nailed the interview and proven that you're the perfect fit for a position, you learn that another candidate has been selected.

Stop feeling frustrated and start thinking of what you can change.

If you're puzzled why you're still waiting to hear "you're hired," there may be a specific reason or multiple reasons why you aren't getting noticed. By understanding the top reasons you're not being selected, you can be proactive and improve your job-hunting strategies in the future.

Reason #1: Your professional network is lacking
More often than not, it's who you know that opens doors in a career search. If you haven't put much effort into maintaining your professional network, now is the time to give it some focus. Catch up with old colleagues, update and post on LinkedIn, join industry organizations and attend events. Let your network know you are actively looking for a job so they can keep their ears open and let you know of opportunities.

Reason #2: You don't stand out
Even if you have all the skills the job description lists, there may be hundreds of others just like you who have applied. Be sure to note what makes you unique and why you'd be the best fit for the job. Always communicate your strengths, even if they are not part of the job description. Note leadership and problem-solving skills, and be ready to provide solid examples to demonstrate these attributes. Remember, you're selling yourself — own your brand!

Reason #3: Your interview skills are weak
Few people enjoy the interview process, but being able to speak well, converse naturally and make effective statements will get you noticed. Employers want people who are likable, so you should put your best self forward. The most effective way to prepare for an interview is by practicing, so ask someone to conduct a mock interview and practice answering questions; it will do wonders for your confidence!

Reason #4: You don't seem interested or prepared
No one is going to hire you if you don't appear interested in the company or the job. Employers want you to be excited to work for them. Spend time researching the company prior to the interview, read up on recent news and understand key products. Then be sure to convey your interest and your reasons in your cover letter and during the interview. Your enthusiasm paired with a touch of charm is sure to get noticed.

Reason #5: You're not conveying how you would make a difference
Businesses hire people to fulfill a need. Many job candidates think they understand that need simply based on the job description, but the role likely goes much deeper than what can be stated in a hundred words. Make sure to listen to what the interviewer asks and answer the questions directly. Then be sure to ask any questions you have as well. Inquire into the main issues the company would like to solve. Ask about what a typical work day is like. Learn more and add thoughtful input when appropriate.

Take Command Of Your Opportunities

The Five O’Clock Club has helped 100,000+ people in transition develop and implement a successful career search, utilizing our proprietary research-based methodology and unrivaled coaching programs. Job seekers, adhering to our method, find new jobs in as little as 10 to 12 weeks, a fraction of the national average. We would love to help you too!

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Fine-tuning your resume, filling out online applications, and going to time-consuming interviews — finding a job often feels like a job itsSerious businesswoman questionning a man during a meetingelf. Just when you think you've nailed the interview and proven that you're the perfect fit for a position, you learn that another candidate has been selected.

Stop feeling frustrated and start thinking of what you can change.

If you're puzzled why you're still waiting to hear "you're hired," there may be a specific reason or multiple reasons why you aren't getting noticed. By understanding the top reasons you're not being selected, you can be proactive and improve your job-hunting strategies in the future.

Reason #1: Your professional network is lacking
More often than not, it's who you know that opens doors in a career search. If you haven't put much effort into maintaining your professional network, now is the time to give it some focus. Catch up with old colleagues, update and post on LinkedIn, join industry organizations and attend events. Let your network know you are actively looking for a job so they can keep their ears open and let you know of opportunities.

Reason #2: You don't stand out
Even if you have all the skills the job description lists, there may be hundreds of others just like you who have applied. Be sure to note what makes you unique and why you'd be the best fit for the job. Always communicate your strengths, even if they are not part of the job description. Note leadership and problem-solving skills, and be ready to provide solid examples to demonstrate these attributes. Remember, you're selling yourself — own your brand!

Reason #3: Your interview skills are weak
Few people enjoy the interview process, but being able to speak well, converse naturally and make effective statements will get you noticed. Employers want people who are likable, so you should put your best self forward. The most effective way to prepare for an interview is by practicing, so ask someone to conduct a mock interview and practice answering questions; it will do wonders for your confidence!

Reason #4: You don't seem interested or prepared
No one is going to hire you if you don't appear interested in the company or the job. Employers want you to be excited to work for them. Spend time researching the company prior to the interview, read up on recent news and understand key products. Then be sure to convey your interest and your reasons in your cover letter and during the interview. Your enthusiasm paired with a touch of charm is sure to get noticed.

Reason #5: You're not conveying how you would make a difference
Businesses hire people to fulfill a need. Many job candidates think they understand that need simply based on the job description, but the role likely goes much deeper than what can be stated in a hundred words. Make sure to listen to what the interviewer asks and answer the questions directly. Then be sure to ask any questions you have as well. Inquire into the main issues the company would like to solve. Ask about what a typical work day is like. Learn more and add thoughtful input when appropriate.

Take Command Of Your Opportunities

The Five O’Clock Club has helped 100,000+ people in transition develop and implement a successful career search, utilizing our proprietary research-based methodology and unrivaled coaching programs. Job seekers, adhering to our method, find new jobs in as little as 10 to 12 weeks, a fraction of the national average. We would love to help you too!

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Fine-tuning your resume, filling out online applications, and going to time-consuming interviews — finding a job often feels like a job itsSerious businesswoman questionning a man during a meetingelf. Just when you think you've nailed the interview and proven that you're the perfect fit for a position, you learn that another candidate has been selected.

Stop feeling frustrated and start thinking of what you can change.

If you're puzzled why you're still waiting to hear "you're hired," there may be a specific reason or multiple reasons why you aren't getting noticed. By understanding the top reasons you're not being selected, you can be proactive and improve your job-hunting strategies in the future.

Reason #1: Your professional network is lacking
More often than not, it's who you know that opens doors in a career search. If you haven't put much effort into maintaining your professional network, now is the time to give it some focus. Catch up with old colleagues, update and post on LinkedIn, join industry organizations and attend events. Let your network know you are actively looking for a job so they can keep their ears open and let you know of opportunities.

Reason #2: You don't stand out
Even if you have all the skills the job description lists, there may be hundreds of others just like you who have applied. Be sure to note what makes you unique and why you'd be the best fit for the job. Always communicate your strengths, even if they are not part of the job description. Note leadership and problem-solving skills, and be ready to provide solid examples to demonstrate these attributes. Remember, you're selling yourself — own your brand!

Reason #3: Your interview skills are weak
Few people enjoy the interview process, but being able to speak well, converse naturally and make effective statements will get you noticed. Employers want people who are likable, so you should put your best self forward. The most effective way to prepare for an interview is by practicing, so ask someone to conduct a mock interview and practice answering questions; it will do wonders for your confidence!

Reason #4: You don't seem interested or prepared
No one is going to hire you if you don't appear interested in the company or the job. Employers want you to be excited to work for them. Spend time researching the company prior to the interview, read up on recent news and understand key products. Then be sure to convey your interest and your reasons in your cover letter and during the interview. Your enthusiasm paired with a touch of charm is sure to get noticed.

Reason #5: You're not conveying how you would make a difference
Businesses hire people to fulfill a need. Many job candidates think they understand that need simply based on the job description, but the role likely goes much deeper than what can be stated in a hundred words. Make sure to listen to what the interviewer asks and answer the questions directly. Then be sure to ask any questions you have as well. Inquire into the main issues the company would like to solve. Ask about what a typical work day is like. Learn more and add thoughtful input when appropriate.

Take Command Of Your Opportunities

The Five O’Clock Club has helped 100,000+ people in transition develop and implement a successful career search, utilizing our proprietary research-based methodology and unrivaled coaching programs. Job seekers, adhering to our method, find new jobs in as little as 10 to 12 weeks, a fraction of the national average. We would love to help you too!

Learn More Button

 

Fine-tuning your resume, filling out online applications, and going to time-consuming interviews — finding a job often feels like a job itsSerious businesswoman questionning a man during a meetingelf. Just when you think you've nailed the interview and proven that you're the perfect fit for a position, you learn that another candidate has been selected.

Stop feeling frustrated and start thinking of what you can change.

If you're puzzled why you're still waiting to hear "you're hired," there may be a specific reason or multiple reasons why you aren't getting noticed. By understanding the top reasons you're not being selected, you can be proactive and improve your job-hunting strategies in the future.

Reason #1: Your professional network is lacking
More often than not, it's who you know that opens doors in a career search. If you haven't put much effort into maintaining your professional network, now is the time to give it some focus. Catch up with old colleagues, update and post on LinkedIn, join industry organizations and attend events. Let your network know you are actively looking for a job so they can keep their ears open and let you know of opportunities.

Reason #2: You don't stand out
Even if you have all the skills the job description lists, there may be hundreds of others just like you who have applied. Be sure to note what makes you unique and why you'd be the best fit for the job. Always communicate your strengths, even if they are not part of the job description. Note leadership and problem-solving skills, and be ready to provide solid examples to demonstrate these attributes. Remember, you're selling yourself — own your brand!

Reason #3: Your interview skills are weak
Few people enjoy the interview process, but being able to speak well, converse naturally and make effective statements will get you noticed. Employers want people who are likable, so you should put your best self forward. The most effective way to prepare for an interview is by practicing, so ask someone to conduct a mock interview and practice answering questions; it will do wonders for your confidence!

Reason #4: You don't seem interested or prepared
No one is going to hire you if you don't appear interested in the company or the job. Employers want you to be excited to work for them. Spend time researching the company prior to the interview, read up on recent news and understand key products. Then be sure to convey your interest and your reasons in your cover letter and during the interview. Your enthusiasm paired with a touch of charm is sure to get noticed.

Reason #5: You're not conveying how you would make a difference
Businesses hire people to fulfill a need. Many job candidates think they understand that need simply based on the job description, but the role likely goes much deeper than what can be stated in a hundred words. Make sure to listen to what the interviewer asks and answer the questions directly. Then be sure to ask any questions you have as well. Inquire into the main issues the company would like to solve. Ask about what a typical work day is like. Learn more and add thoughtful input when appropriate.

Take Command Of Your Opportunities

The Five O’Clock Club has helped 100,000+ people in transition develop and implement a successful career search, utilizing our proprietary research-based methodology and unrivaled coaching programs. Job seekers, adhering to our method, find new jobs in as little as 10 to 12 weeks, a fraction of the national average. We would love to help you too!

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Blog -Creating a Winning ResumeFor businesses, inbound marketing is typically associated with sales prospecting. Unlike traditional methods of marketing where a company pays for an ad or conducts cold calls, inbound marketing uses a softer approach with methods that pull the customer in.

While the strategies of inbound marketing have changed over the years, the idea of it has been around for a long time. Smart HR execs and recruiters are taking notice, which has inspired a renaissance of sorts in the methods used to attract talent.

The revolution of inbound recruiting

Successful recruiting means finding talent at a reasonable cost. It's not uncommon for the hiring process to occur under a tight budget, so strategy and the right approach is a must. Advertisement and job listing costs can add up quickly, and that doesn't even account for staff time spent in application reviews and interviews.

Inbound methods work differently to attract talent. With a focus on quality, not quantity, these strategies can help you build your brand's reputation and a steady funnel of interested candidates. Best yet, inbound recruiting isn't just for candidates actively searching for a job; it allows companies to create a net of information that captures the attention of all professionals in the industry so the benefits can be long term.

Kicking off inbound recruiting efforts

The goal of inbound recruiting is for a candidate to easily find company information in many useful places on the Internet and via other channels. Here are five smart ways to bring inbound marketing into your hiring efforts:

  1. Blog - Every company should have a blog to demonstrate thought leadership. A blog should be updated at minimum once a week. Focus on timely, useful topics and avoid being too self-serving. Depending on company size, you may decide to create multiple blogs focused on different audiences, for example, customers, investors and job seekers.
  1. Be an active content marketer - Content marketing means creating and sharing valuable content in order to capture the attention of a target audience. The goal is to build trust and long lasting relationships. White papers, ebooks and newsletters are effective content marketing methods that can help recruiters build a reputation to attract top talent.
  1. Create video - Recent reports all point to video as the Internet's golden child. In fact, 100 Million Internet users watch online videos each day. Take inbound recruiting efforts to the next level by producing video that would be of interest to potential employees. Video topics could include company milestones, day-in-the-life of an employee, event highlights and employee testimonials.
  1. Social media - Does your company have a presence on social media? If not, it's time to create and manage accounts and use them to your recruiting advantage. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are the most effective for capturing the attention of talent. Create compelling posts, interact with the audience and gain inbound recruiting traction.
  1. Go beyond online - Everyone at the company is a potential recruiter who can create inbound marketing momentum wherever they go. Have staff attend industry events, join trade organizations and be involved in your community's business associations. You never know when the next face-to-face interaction will turn into a big hire.

 

 

 

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