Looking for a new job is not rocket science.
It’s more like inexact computer science. More on that in a moment.
From tools to manage your network to developing a resume that will please the persnickety screening bots, navigating the job market requires knowledge and understanding of the evolving trends and techniques.
Inexact computer science? Yes.
You can match most, if not all, the selection criteria, be an ace with the keywords and phrases, and still not get selected for a human interview. When you rely on online applications, the odds against you suck – between 135 to 150 to one, according to several estimates. While employers are trying to make applicant selection scientific, this is still a numbers game. Without a relevant professional network to support your search, you must apply for multiple jobs – sometimes dozens — to get to yes