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I was speaking with a job seeker recently and she was telling me that she had applied for hundreds of jobs and tried dozens of employment sites but got NO job interviews. I mentioned to her that the employment rate is very low at the moment and that there is a lot of demand so she might do all right if she keeps trying.
What I copped next was flurry of expletives about how the Government is making up lies and that there are no jobs available. This lady continued to bend my ear until I had to excuse myself politely.
The problem that most people have with the Job Application Process is that they’re not practiced at it. There is a method and process to follow when applying for jobs and if you approach it with desperation or you get frustrated you lose sight of how you come across to the employer.
The employer is simply following a process to find the best potential job applicant and they want to make sure they get it right. Need help in the job search and application process? That’s where the Career Academy from EzyLearn come in.
When they’re focused on finding a job most job seekers don’t realise how hard the hiring process is and what employers go through to filter candidates to arrive at a short list.
A Software Program Scans Your Resume
In many cases these days companies us an Application Tracking System that scans your resume for keywords. Unless you pass the ATS you may miss the first round of the job application process and your resume will not even be seen by an employer’s eyes. If you don’t pass the ATS, your skills, accomplishments, and work experiences may go completely unnoticed.
How your resume is structured, what you write, and even how you file your resume, are important considerations that you should perfect.
Like writing your resume and searching and applying for jobs isn’t daunting enough!
The ATS searches for keywords
Behind the ATS resume scanning is an employer who has carefully chosen specific words that they are looking for in a resume. Those key words are often written in the job ad and job description and relates to the tasks performed by the person they are looking.
If an employer is searching for a digital marketing specialist, they might choose keywords like ‘SEO’ or ‘social media’ for the ATS to pick up during resume scanning.
Your resume needs to contain enough keywords chosen by the employer to get ranked highly by the ATS for the job description. This is just one example of the things that job seekers need to know.
Industry Accredited MYOB & Xero Courses
As far as technical skills about how to use MYOB and Xero and practical case studies that give you confidence applying for jobs our Employer Recognised Bookkeeping Certificate Courses have got you covered.
We’ve done the work to align our training course content with the job descriptions for accounting jobs so you can focus on getting through the training course case studies.
What you may not be aware of is that we have a number of career support services that can help make the process a while lot less daunting.
The Career Academy Support Services from EzyLearn
The Career Academy Success Program is available to all students for free, even after you’ve completed your course or your 12 months course access has expired.
The Career Academy Course Access membership is another service that gives you ongoing course access and support for as long as you need it. There no need to pay for the entire course again AND you get access to any new and updated training course materials.
The Career Academy Job Getter
Are you at the end of your tether and want someone to help you find and apply for accounting and bookkeeping jobs? The Career Academy Job Getter service is designed to do just that!
We’ll review your resume and some of the jobs you’ve applied for and want to find and work with you to apply for the most ideal job for your experience, qualifications and skill set.-- Did you like what you read? Want to receive these posts via email when they are published? Subscribe below.