17 Jan Digital Trends That Will Change the Way You Apply For a Job
Digital Technology is set to change even more in 2019 than it did in 2018. At multiSEARCH we are constantly looking at ways to be more effective and ultimately assist in filling more vacancies.
The point of this technology is to assist with the repetitive tasks that consume a lot of time. This is time that can now be allocated to human interactions, allowing us to provide better service to employers and candidates.
Here are some technological changes that will impact the way you apply for, and are evaluated for jobs.
Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are all becoming more prominent and cheaper. You have access to all 3 technologies if you have a smart phone in your pocket. This digital tech has been tuned to help recruitment consultants like multiSEARCH be more efficient in our processes.
Soon you will be able to message a computer about how to register your CV. A Chatbot can guide you to the application form on our website. Our Applicant Tracking system helps us categorise thousands of candidates. Using these digital tools, we can have a personal interaction with you, while doing the same for a few thousand other people. All the while, treating you like an individual and not part of the crowd.
Knowing about machine involvement, you can word your CV to help the system find you when an opportunity becomes available. Using the right key words in your CV can put you at the top of the list for interviewing.
Know your industry specific keywords that employers will use when looking for candidates like you. Use those words in your CV as well as variations such as acronyms and the full title.
Also read: HOW TO BEAT THE (APPLICANT) SYSTEMS
Your activities online can either help you find a job or hinder you. Modern recruitment tools are able to head-hunt candidates that may suit a set of requirements. Does your LinkedIn profile differ in description from your Facebook and Twitter? Is your name listed on any classified ads or your company’s website?
It’s a good idea to google your name, email address and cell phone number to see if there are any traces of it online that you don’t want a potential employer to see.
Video allows one to communicate in-person characteristics remotely. What this means is that your body language, confidence and tone of voice can be experienced by a hiring manager without you having to be present in the room.
This can be in the form of a live video call or a recording of you answering a question and sending a video file to the consultant. A great video presentation can make a big impact on whether you get called for a further interview or not.
Part of the process will be meeting you where you are. That means you soon should be able to communicate with a recruitment consultant using WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. The more we rely on our mobile phones, the more relevant these methods become.
(This doesn’t mean text speak is acceptable in your CV. #justsaying)
People are still here
Technology aside, a human being will still be involved in the process. You will still get the empathy and understanding that you can only get from a living person. Whatever function a computer is doing on our behalf, it will be taught that by a human.
A large part of why we love what we do is having a positive impact on the lives of people and businesses around us. Embracing new technology can help us change more lives in the coming year.