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Try to outsmart the algorithm, or try to actually get in touch with someone who works at the company.
That way, you’ll at least have a shot to tell your story. If you apply online because they say apply, you also have to work your back channels.
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“If you aren’t one of the first 20 people to apply on LinkedIn, you’re probably not going to get seen,” stated J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Work It Daily, a career coaching platform.
Rather than looking for people who have exactly the skills in the job description, look for those who have attributes similar to your best employees — those who are most productive or who’ve stayed with the company longest.
Create a list of the requirements you are looking for in a new job —you will often discover that the list you make is too long.
Skills are changing faster than ever. Rather than learning every new technology, you might be better off explaining that in the past you’ve been good at picking up new software. That might include using words like “transformation,” “migration,” or “upgrade,” and really explaining how you hand...
To some extent, this means using the same phrases in your application materials as you see in the listing, even if that can feel a little cheap.
Make sure job descriptions are up to date and that they focus on the core skills the person absolutely needs.
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