Weekly Job Byte

Study: Most Job Seekers Abandon Online Job Applications 
The problem of job candidates abandoning online applications continues to plague the recruiting industry.

According to CareerBuilder, 60 percent of job seekers quit in the middle of filling out online job applications because of their length or complexity. Other industry sources say that abandonment rate may be conservative.

The fallout for organizations from this persistent issue is the loss of top talent, poor word-of-mouth from candidates frustrated with the process and the higher costs associated with abandonment in cost-per-click recruiting models. Read More.

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

If you’ve ever conducted an online job search, you know how the process goes. You find a great job opening and create an account to start an application. Then you submit your resume, cover letter and manually fill in a dozen answer forms. An hour later, you hit send, only to never hear from the company. Many job seekers experience this incredibly frustrating silence and wonder why they are never contacted by a company after submitting their resume online. Chances are, your resume is never even looked at by a human within the company. Read More.

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