We’ve come to the end of our first-ever Career Development Series. In our last webcast, I spoke to Jenny Rae La Roux of Management Consulted about successful interview strategies. Below are links to the video and audio only recordings:
To access the discounted resources on Management Consulted, please go to http://tinyurl.com/Gieswebinar and fill out their interest form.
For additional reading on successful interview strategies, check out the following articles:
- Behavioral Interview Question Prep (some questions are specific to law firms, but generally applicable to all industries)
- 9 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Interviewing (tips may seem basic, but they are still worth reviewing)
- This Counterintuitive Interview Trick Could Help You Land the Job
- 3 Tips for Surviving a One-Way Video Interview (not just for college hires any longer)
- AI is Now Analyzing Candidates’ Facial Expressions During Video Job Interviews
During the webcast, Ramana asked if recruiters use tools to rank resumes based on keywords. The answer is, “Partly.” Different employers use different Application Tracking Systems (ATS’s) to manage the many applications they receive for each position. Keywords are merely ONE factor ATS’s look at when scoring a candidate. Some ATS’s look at keywords in the context of a sentence. While it is necessary to customize your resume and cover letters to each position that you apply to, relying primarily on online applications is not a productive strategy. In fact, it can be frustrating and demoralizing. As you advance in your careers and seek higher level roles, it is increasingly important for you to establish actual professional connections with individuals who can, down the road, serve as career advocates for you. If you haven’t, I invite you watch our webcast on effective resumes.
And that brings us to the end of our first season.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you.
Gies College of Business Career Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign