I’m back with more questions I couldn’t answer during the week:
Should I know personally, the person who can refer me to the Hiring Manager? Since that person also have a chance to get a referral bonus, probably I can request that from the people that I do not know
If I talk with a real person directly, they say “Please apply online”. What should I do then?
ZipRecruiter lets you upload a cover letter AFTER uploading the resume. Should I still do it?
How long do you wait to reach back to a recruiter if you haven’t heard from them? My situation is that I had the third round interview last Monday, and haven’t heard from them about next potential steps, or decisions they may have made. But I also don’t want to put pressure on them.
Will the ATS define the keywords automatically by using the Job Description OR will the Hiring Manager define some keywords manually? Because, if the 1st choice is correct, I should put “team player” into my Resume as well
If applying through ATS doesn’t work, why I see these percentages about “Getting an Interview” on the Glassdoor page of one company?: • Applied online – 54% • Recruiter – 15% • Campus Recruiting – 12% • Employee Referral – 12% • In Person – 3% • Other – 3% • Staffing Agency – 2%
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.
Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.
Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com, the Job SearchTV app for FireTV, Roku or a firestick or BingeNetworks.tv for AppleTV and 90 smart tv platforms.
You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”
Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show like you did.
Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.
Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.
Would you like me to critique your resume? Order a critique from me
Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.
We grant permission for this post and others to be used on your website as long as a backlink is included and notice is provided that it is provided by Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter as an author or creator.