Kathleen M. Blevens Guides Job Hunters with Her New Book

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“Getting Past the Gatekeepers” shares critical insights into the job search process

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Author Kathleen M. Blevens presents a great book for all those seeking employment in today’s highly competitive job market. Her new book, Getting Past the Gatekeepers, teaches candidates how to get a job by moving away from thinking like an applicant to thinking like a recruiter – a Gatekeeper. Blevens pulls back the curtain on the hiring process to reveal critical insight into the Gatekeeper world. By understanding how recruiters search for talent, candidates can cater their resume and job search to match and sell their skills to the target audience to land the job.

Blevens’ has been in the recruiting industry for almost 20 years and has worked with hundreds of candidates and companies in every industry. She has found through her experience that while the technology, sources, and processes recruiters use to source talent have changed drastically over the years, the ways candidates apply have not. This disconnect is very problematic - it inhibits candidates from being considered and companies from finding the right talent. To find a position in today’s market, candidates need to discard their deeply ingrained beliefs about how to find and apply for a job because the reality is the old methods do not match the new recruitment technology and practices. They need to learn to think like a recruiter - a Gatekeeper. Blevens’ intention in writing this book was to pull back the curtain to the recruiting world; provide candidates an easy-to-follow guide through the hiring process by revealing critical insights into Gatekeeper techniques, technology and processes to bridge the gap between how recruiters source and how candidates apply.

Getting Past the Gatekeepers offers a unique spin on the job search process – how to get a job by learning to think like a recruiter. Written by a leader in the recruiting industry, this book shares almost 20 years of experience in the job search process. The knowledge within its pages will, undoubtedly, be of great use to readers and job-hunters everywhere.

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About the Author
Kathleen M. Blevens is a leader in the talent acquisition industry with almost 20 years of experience in leading successful recruiting teams and in devising innovative strategies to meet hiring objectives. Her experience combines end-to-end recruitment practices, data intelligence and business process design with the new advancements in recruitment technologies. She is Professional Human Resource(PHR) certified, has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Education, and was selected from world-wide applicants to participate in the 2012 Women’s Executive Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School.

Getting Past the Gatekeepers * by Kathleen M. Blevens
Get Hired by Learning to Think Like a Recruiter
Publication Date: April 12, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4836-1080-1
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4836-1081-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-1082-5

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