Did you know that Google received 2 million job applications in 2017? And, Facebook receives somewhere in the ballpark of 250,000 job applications each year? When applying for a vacancy with large engineering or tech companies, many candidate’s CVs must first survive the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before an actual person looks at them. Read this article to find out how to get your CV ranked highly within applicant tracking systems, so that it can then go through to the next stage of the recruitment process and be seen by internal recruiters and hiring managers.
Social recruiting uses social media profiles, blogs, and other internet sites to source and screen candidates. It’s fast becoming an attractively integrated HR and Marketing strategy that supports the recruitment process for businesses both large and small.
Although most employers use social resourcing to look for information that supports an applicant’s qualifications for the job, others look to identify and assess if the candidate has a professional online persona aligned with the company’s values. This involves searching for what other people are posting about the candidate across a variety of social media platforms and popular search engines.
Since establishing ABCV Solutions in 2014, our main focus remains high quality, well-written CVs for clients across the engineering spectrum. We take pride in our ability to explore the unique skills, achievements as well as ambitions of each client to prepare meticulously correct, succinct and engaging CVs, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters.
But it doesn’t end there.
Many job hunters don’t realise just how important social media is when they apply to a company. One stunning statistic is that almost half of employers have decided not to interview a candidate after reviewing their social media timelines.