Job Search Website Employer Confessions

Written by Joel Walsh

Summary: You'll be shocked when you learn what I found out when I posted a job as an employer on a job search website. Find outrepparttar tactics to getrepparttar 150038 attention of an employer like me amid a sea of job search website applications.

Hi, I'mrepparttar 150039 one sabotaging your online job search. On several job search websites, I've posted a job only to waste hundreds of applicants' time inrepparttar 150040 process. Each one of those hundreds was hoping to getrepparttar 150041 job, each applying in good faith, assuming that they had a chance--that at least one ofrepparttar 150042 hundreds of them who applied would getrepparttar 150043 job.

In fact, I ended up not selecting any ofrepparttar 150044 applicants forrepparttar 150045 job, even though a number of them seem quite well qualified based on their resumes and carefully crafted letters. I went with someone recommended to me by a colleague.

Job Search Engine Sites' Inner Workings Exposed!

Why would I cruelly toy with these eager online job searchers' emotions? Why do people like me make an already impersonal online job application process even more inhuman? Actually, when you look at job search websites fromrepparttar 150046 employer's point of view, a few things become clear:

* Job search websites trigger an overwhelming tidal wave of applications.

In one day my email inbox got well over 100 applications. In fact, I had to pullrepparttar 150047 plug onrepparttar 150048 job posting when it became clear I would be drowning in applications.

* Most applications submitted on a job search site read like they've been plagiarized from a job-hunting manual.

One after another cover letter--fromrepparttar 150049 applicants who bothered to include a cover letter--looked like they could have been submitted in response to any job opening inrepparttar 150050 US, from burger flipper to rocket scientist.

Every applicant had goals of advancement and a desire to find an outlet for their talents. Very, very few bothered to makerepparttar 150051 link between these goals and desires and a job at my website copywriting firm.

* Most applicants on job search websites are not even remotely qualified.

I not only got fiction writers and poets applying for my copywriting position; a few computer programmers and graphic designers applied as well.

After all, why not? All they had to do was hit "send." Letrepparttar 150052 poor slob onrepparttar 150053 other end figure out if their qualifications matchrepparttar 150054 position.

Please, before you hit "send," remember thatrepparttar 150055 poor slob you're making work for just might have better things to do. At least remember that eventuallyrepparttar 150056 owners ofrepparttar 150057 website may catch up with you and throw you offrepparttar 150058 site for behavior that is, essentially, spamming.

The Great American Dream Challenge

Written by Marcia Wieder

Pull Quote: “the secret to living a “dream come true” life is to believe in your dream simply because it matters to you.” Making Your Dreams Come True Years ago, people came to America in pursuit of their dreams—work hard, stay focused and you can achieverepparttar American Dream. For many who have attainedrepparttar 149956 basic American Dream–basic freedom, own a home, own a car, have a family, finding a dream that takes us torepparttar 149957 next level of achievement can become a fragmented experience. We want this. We want that. We want everything. And ever since September 11th, we want to feel safer and more connected to family, friends and community. There’s never been a more important time to set forth to achieve your dreams. Without dreams and vision, companies and countries fail, and without our personal dreams, hopes and aspirations, life can become meaningless. For this reason, I propose “The Great Dream Challenge” and I encourage you to take advantage of this support system to achieve your dreams. The Challenge If we define a dream as something that you want, that has heart and meaning for you and that you believe in, than what are your dreams? Even if you tend to be overly realistic, you still have dreams or things that you want for yourself and others. Whether you have a dream or are in need of a new one, whether your dream is for yourself, your community orrepparttar 149958 world, this is your chance to act, to get help in making it happen and to support others in doingrepparttar 149959 same. The Challenge here is simple, yet powerful. Pick a dream, at least one, small or large, personal or professional that matters to you and makerepparttar 149960 commitment to achieve it (or a portion of it) by a certain date. Here’s how The Dream Challenge works: • Identify a dream that you are passionate about—something that matters to you. • Put it in writing, tell others about it who will support you and is committed to helping you overcome obstacles and achieve results. • Join an organization or online community that will help you get closer to your dreams through volunteering, helping you to build skills, or providing support. • Learn to make specific requests that will help you achieve your dreams and then share those resources with others. • Create a broad “Dream Circle” for support and accountability. • Take serious action. Many of us think, “I’ll believe in my dream when I see that it’s a sure thing or at least when there’s proof that it’s likely to happen.” Butrepparttar 149961 secret to living a “dream come true” life is to believe in your dream simply because it matters to you. In other words, looking for certainty out inrepparttar 149962 world is notrepparttar 149963 place to begin. The place to look is in your own heart. Choose to believe in your dream. Then take action to demonstrate – to yourself and others – you really do believe.

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