more and more candidates are looking for a customized approach to the job search because applying online and waiting is not working. Candidates without a competitive edge don't get the job. Candidates tell me stories of applying to 50 or 100 companies online and receiving no response other than the canned - got your resume - email.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 21, 2009
Job seekers are facing one of the worst job markets of the last 50 years--unemployment remains at 9.7%, and jobs are continuing to be lost by the hundreds of thousands. In this kind of market, "normal" methods of networking and job searching are often not enough to be effective in landing a job. In response, innovative and creative candidates are turning to online resources to beef up their position in the job market, improve interviews and increase their odds for receiving a job offer. Online tools are readily available in an ever-widening variety of formats. Jobseekers realize with so many potential candidates for hiring managers to choose from, they must differentiate themselves in the interview process even more than ever before. They are turning to experts in the field for help with targeted resumes, approach techniques to hiring managers, interview coaching and strategy tools.
Free and fee based resources include You Tube videos, webinars or audio conferences, internet articles, and blogs. All offer advice ranging from general job search tips to industry-specific insights. Popular topics include resume and interview tips, as well as networking advice using social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, or FaceBook. For a fee, Peggy McKee - owner and senior recruiter at PHC Consulting offers prepackaged job search and career-related products that include more detailed instruction on Custom Resumes, Career Coaching, Brag Books, 30-60-90-Day Sales Plans, and more. Candidates are using these tools to set themselves apart from the pack and enhance their chances for success.
Peggy McKee, nationally known medical sales recruiter, says "more and more candidates are looking for a customized approach to the job search because applying online and waiting is not working. Candidates without a competitive edge don't get the job. Candidates tell me stories of applying to 50 or 100 companies online and receiving no response other than the canned - got your resume - email." No news is bad news in this economy. Motivated candidates are investing in this job search and those investments are paying off. Ms. McKee worked with one candidate (legal software sales) who had tried to transition into medical and after 3 months of applying and networking had landed zero interviews. With a session of custom career coaching and some elbow grease from the candidate, he is on his 2nd interview with a top tier surgical company. Ms. McKee receives more requests than ever before in her 10 year recruiting history for custom career counseling and other tools to help candidates in the job hunt. With the new web 2.0 tools and other creative technology she is able to provide a solution for those that are serious about jumping into a recession proof career like medical and healthcare sales.