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From Seattle to Reddit to Pulitzer-Prize winning columnists, TalentWorks has been making waves. Even before TalentWorks, our founding team has done everything from tending bees ("buzz," get it?) to being named Social Entrepreneur of the Year to speaking at TED.
Maybe getting another college degree or adding an internship isn’t the best way to land a job. Perhaps you just need to update your resume with a few stats and key words. Over the past few months TalentWorks has tracked 4,068 job seekers across 541 distinct locations and industries to determine the resume factors that had the greatest impact in landing an interview.
All the folks who tell you to say you're a 'team player' are dead wrong. Here's why...The folks behind TalentWorks figured this out recently when they analyzed more than 4,000 job applicants and job applications that had been submitted through their site.
Bosses say they want to hire team players. Or at least, 78% of them say that they do, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers...Strangely enough, the opposite is likely true: Resumes that emphasize your skill as a “team player” were about 50% less likely to get candidates an interview, in a new analysis of more than 4,000 resumes from the hiring website TalentWorks.
A job site found Monday that women are 48 percent more likely to get hired than men. TalentWorks, a site specializing in mentoring and matching applicants to jobs, reported the statistic after analyzing over 4,000 job applications. The site also laid out 10 tips, such as using buzzwords, applying on Mondays instead of Fridays, and not listing oneself as a “team player” to improve employment prospects.
"It's hard to know how long these surges will last, but what we do know is that if you're a Houstonian looking for work, it's absolutely critical you apply quickly — your chances of getting a job drop by eight times if you don't apply in the first four days," Chakrabarti told Chron.com Monday afternoon.
According to an analysis of over 1,600 job applications from TalentWorks, applications received at 7:30 p.m. were the least likely to result in an interview — a slim 3% chance. In fact, applications sent anytime after 4 p.m. had a 5% or less likelihood of leading to a call-back.
Turns out that applying to a job is only half the battle — the moment at which you hit “submit” can be the difference between getting called in for an interview and muttering to yourself, better luck next time.
Employment platform TalentWorks, which helps candidates find and apply for jobs, analyzed roughly 1,600 applications it sent on behalf of jobseekers in recent months, and whether timing correlated to their chances of snagging an interview.
Here’s a quick hint for job seekers from the career site Talentworks – don’t sleep on those applications.
"No, there’s nothing wrong with you," Kushal Chakrabarti, cofounder and CEO of TalentWorks, an AI platform for job seekers, tells job seekers. "It’s miserable for everyone. The U.S. economy is adding jobs, but it's still a serious pain in the ass for any single American job seeker to actually get a job," he says.
Regional disparities in the U.S. job market have always fascinated me. To pick an obvious example, rural Wisconsin is a great place to be a dairy farmer, but a bleak home for bond traders. In New York City, hiring habits run the other way.
For all the talk of unemployment hovering at a historic low of 4 percent, it's still hard to get a decent job in 2017 — especially if you are a recent graduate (last two years) or aged under 25.
How much would you pay to score a job interview? $10? $950? In desperate times, that's apparently the price range in the market for these services, which involve commodifying age-old job seeking practices: networking and mentoring.
It can be difficult to find a job that matches your interests and qualifications, particularly just after graduating from college or university. Now a new startup, led by former Amazon engineering leader and Vittana founder Kushal Chakrabarti, wants to make that process easier with an end-to-end AI-fueled platform that helps job applicants land interviews.
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