The age of Digital Screening
Just recently I moved for a job, the new company offered a great benefit of allowing your significant other to find a new job.
However, in the conversations that he has had with the Talent firm, they are all about the fact that your resume doesnt really matter. Social networking must be used. Linkedin, Facebook etc.
And if your resume doesnt have the new buzz words in the appropriate places within the resume the new screening software will rank you right of an opportunity.
I get that there are a ton of folks out there today looking for work in IT and some fluff their resume, but with tools like the automated screeners, dont you have to?
My significant other is a mid career Lan Admin or in new buzz words, Wintel. Because he has been out of the IT field for a year, he is willing to take an entry level position to get his feet wet. With everything I have seen and heard, he might as well retire.
Its very hard to be defeatist in this whole process, but really, if the HR folks dont understand what they are actually hiring for, how can they even bring in the right candidate?
My last job we were looking for a mobility engineer with two experiences, one App development and some VDI or at least the knowledge of VDI and could be taught. 65 resumes later, the manager still didnt have any one close to being qualified for either requirement all due to the screening process.
Its sad really.