𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙰𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚈𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚖𝚎
There are a few people (and robots) that are a part of the hiring hierarchy.
I would hope that by now we all know the single best way to identify a career opportunity is through your network.
The proverbial who you know.
It’s when you’ve exhausted your network, or have slowed down on new relationship cultivation, that you turn to the old online application.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still an advocate for online submissions.
You get directly into the company’s ATS.
You get directly onto the company’s recruiter’s radar.
You get directly into the company’s pipeline for possible future role matches.
And hey! It works! Sometimes.
So just what happens when you apply online? Who sees it? Who doesn’t see it?
That’s what I wanted to convey with this image.
When you click submit on an application, depending on the company’s ATS rules, you may or may not even make it past the AI and onto human eyeballs.
Sometimes these rules act as a gatekeeper for the sourcing professional.
You must keep it super simple. You must focus on the content with a minimalist approach to the resume’s format.
This is so your information can easily be parsed from the application and into the ATS by that robot.
So, once you’ve “beaten the ATS,” next you need to be vetted a little further by this sourcing professional.
If they think you match the job description, they will send it up the ladder to the recruiter.
If the recruiter matches you with their opening, they will vet you even further with a 15 to 30-minute phone call.
If they think you match the role and seem like a fit for the company’s ideal candidate, they then will pass you to the hiring manager/s.
This is the last stop.
These are the decision-makers.
And remember, if they invite you into the interview…know that they believe you’re the one.
They think you’re the person whom they will hire and allow them to move on and back into their operational responsibilities.
They think you’re their Tylenol to the headache they have because of the opening.
They think you’ll make their lives easier.
It’s a game, believe me, but one that must be played correctly.
There are too many of us out there. There’s too little time to interview everyone. There’s too little support for each of the hiring managers. So they found that the ATS helps them streamline the process, identify viable fits faster and with more accuracy, and handle the candidate experience process from soup to nuts.
Are they perfect? Heck no! There’s tons of bias involved, which I’ll save for another post.
But it is the way. A way you need to comply with or else you’ll be left with just networking.
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