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JOBSEEKERS – GET AHEAD OF THE GAME AND STAND OUT IN 2021

WORD DOCUMENTS AND FILE SIZES

What is a WORD document and how can I make sure it is 2MB?

A lot of our candidates are unsure when it comes to us asking them for a WORD document that is a certain size. We hope that this short blog article will help you better understand what we mean when we ask you for such a file to be uploaded to our database.

When reading this blog, we suggest you have a look at your CV, and check if it matches the information below.

WORD is a program created by Microsoft and it has a logo that looks like this:

WORD DOCUMENT LOGO

 

Our free online application process only accepts CVs that have been typed out in WORD format. You can also make sure your document is a word document by looking at the file name. If it says the file name and ends in .doc , you know it is a word file. Unfortunately, you cannot upload a scanned image or a PDF.

In order to make sure it is within the 2MB (2 mega byte) size limit, all you need to do is right click on the file, go to properties and it will give you a file size. If it is over 2MB, you may need to take out some information or compress the file. You can find compress applications online, and they are free.

Microsoft offers some more information about how to reduce the size of your word documents here.

If it is a WORD document and less than 2MB, you are ready to upload your CV  to our online application!

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Please visit our jobseeker page, and upload your C.V  to our nationwide database! Should a potential job offer open, and you are considered, we will contact you!

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Let our dedicated and hard working team of consultants find you the perfect candidate. Please visit our employer page and tell us what you are looking for!

 

 

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DO RECRUITERS AND EMPLOYERS LOOK AT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?

Firstly, is there a science to setting up your SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?

Not really – but there are things a recruiter looks for, and you should definitely have those on your profiles.

Remember, recruiters use your social media profiles to gauge who you are as a person. To find out how to get found by recruiters easily, read our blog Jobseeker, Get found by recruiters!

Some quick facts:

A large percentage of companies use LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter for recruiting.

Recruiters are using social media more and more, and based on your presence online, they are determining whether or not you will be a suitable future candidate.

Based on a previous study done by Reppler , where 300 recruiting professionals where asked about their social media recruiting techniques, this information was found:

  • Manage your image carefully on social media
  • Recruiters use social media to get a better understanding of who you are, rather than your experience and qualifications.
  • Employers look at your social media profile before they look at your C.V (most of the time), and as they all say, first impressions are lasting.
  • 69% of recruiters have rejected candidates based on their social media profiles.

Here are some of the reasons why they were rejected:

  • Inappropriate photos
  • Content of candidate drinking
  • Posted negative comments about previous employer
  • Demonstrated poor communication skills
  • Made discriminatory comments
  • Lied about their qualifications
  • Posted inappropriate comments

Here are some reasons why other candidates where hired:

  • Gave a positive impression of their personality
  • Profile supported their professional qualifications
  • Showed solid communication skills
  • Showed candidate was creative
  • Showed candidate received awards and great references

From the above information, you can already see how important it is to be mindful of how you present yourself on social media platforms.

Looking for a job?

Please visit our jobseeker page, and upload your C.V  to our nationwide database! Should a potential job offer open, and you are considered, we will contact you!

Looking for staff?

Let our dedicated and hard working team of consultants find you the perfect candidate. Please visit our employer page and tell us what you are looking for!

 

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A VIDEO INTERVIEW

Video interviews are becoming a much more common part of today’s recruitment process. This can however be a new and somewhat daunting experience for many candidates who have not done this previously.

We would recommend ample preparation in order to make a good impression and leave a positive impact with your audience. From dressing to impress, preparing a few of your own questions to getting your technology ready for a seamless process, it is important to consider these aspects in advance.

In order to get you prepared for your next job interview, we have included a free course below from LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning Video Interviews – Course Details

Instructor Jenny Foss – of the popular career site JobJenny.com—also shows how to set up your environment and leverage the technology to put your best foot forward. Plus, find out how to practice for a video interview before the big day, so you’re comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

The free short course from LinkedIn Learning can be found here.

 

Looking for a job?

Please visit our jobseeker page, and upload your C.V to our nationwide database! Should a potential job offer open, and you are considered, we will contact you!

Looking for staff?

Let our dedicated and hard working team of consultants find you the perfect candidate. Please visit our employer page and tell us what you are looking for!

JOBSEEKER – HOW TO GET FOUND BY RECRUITERS

Recruiters are very busy individuals and time is of the essence in this industry. When it comes to sourcing candidates that are looking for jobs, this process takes a while, especially when it comes to finding contact information! This blog post will highlight briefly, how the recruitment process works and some of the best practices when it comes to making yourself easy to find.

Here is a crash course in how the recruitment process works:

Summed up, a client needs a staff member, so they request the assistance of a recruiter in finding them the perfect candidate. The recruiter then needs to find candidates by any means necessary. The first way, is to go online, and try and locate candidate C.V’s. After they have found a few viable candidates, they need to contact those candidate. Now the problem is, a lot of people do not have enough of an online presence for them to do so, and then miss the opportunity to find a job or a better one in most cases.

recruitment sourcing procedure

How to increase your chances of being found: 

Online Job and Jobseeker Portals:

As you can see, recruiters use various online portals to source their candidates. This can be done by advertising and having the candidates apply, or actively looking for them on job seeker portals.

Here is a list of some of the portals they use:

One way of always making sure you can be found is having your UPDATED C.V on the various jobseeker portals, one example being Pnet. This is a portal where you can upload your C.V, elaborate on your qualifications and skill set, and leave contact information! This allows recruiters to save time by finding your updated C.V and having your contact information ready for them to call you.

Social Media:

Facebook and Linkedin are the primary social media portals that recruiters use to try and find extra information about the candidates they are trying to source. They look at:

  • Education (qualifications etc)
  • Employment History
  • How you present yourself

Advice to you is; always keep this up to date, and remember that your social media profiles speak volumes about you, and if you are in the job market, you want to make sure that your profile gives off a professional feel.

recruitment statistics

See how important social media presence and profiles are?

Looking for a job?

Please visit our jobseeker page, and upload your C.V to our nationwide database! Should a potential job offer open, and you are considered, we will contact you!

Looking for staff?

Let our dedicated and hard working team of consultants find you the perfect candidate. Please visit our employer page and tell us what you are looking for!