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Source:  Indiegogo: Announcements
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:38

The videos for the previous update didn't upload correctly so here they are again:

Israeli government meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians
Source:  FOXNews
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:36

US using 'annihilation tactics' in final stages of ISIS fight in Mosul, Mattis says
Source:  FOXNews
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:36

+++ BAM! Chinese society protects leaders from US assassins +++
Source:  Live Leak
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:35

US meltown speeding up and ever more information flooding in abut the rotten US system opressing and tyrannizing the world. What does China know about it all and who the heck is running things?

Gurbaksh Singh Chahal – An American Internet Entrepreneur
Source:  Newsvine
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:33

Gurbaksh Singh Chahal is an Indian - Americal Internet Entrepreneur. A die hard entrepreneur, Chahal’s success originated from performance-based advertising. G4 is his fourth and biggest company.

Rahm Emanuel takes 5th on Hillary Clinton
Source:  Live Leak
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:33

CNN's Dana Dash, who seems to be a real cunt, presses a clearly uncomfortable Rahm on Hillary 2020.

Recruiters use software electronically to read your resume -- here's how to work it to your advantage
Source:  business insider
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:31

Let me share a true hiring story about Bill (not his real name). Bill sent a job application to a large sporting organisation for a highly skilled role. A month on he was still waiting to hear back if he had an interview.

He then ran into a mate who worked at the sporting organisation and shared his disappointment in not getting an interview. His mate was gobsmacked as Bill ticked every box and more.
Going back to the HR department to check what had happened he found that Bills application didn’t get through the ATS culling system at all.

It was never shortlisted and read by a human. Long story short, Bill had an interview and got the job. A great ending but for many others there is no happy ever after.

So let’s look at minimising this happening.

What is an ATS?

Circa 70% of online job applications go through a predictive software system . Known as an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) these programs funnel resumes to picks relevant keywords for skills and experience to align to job specifications. They are a vital tool for large volume recruitment but the quality of results vary so organisations must use them in conjunction with other hiring and human methods.

The 2 key problems with an ATS (and there are many types) is that people are mostly clueless as to how they work. So it’s critical that CV’s get past the hiring robot.

How to do that is by doing these 11 things below:

1. The CV has to be PLAIN to be scannable - no graphics, text boxes

2. No tables or company logos (yes it’s dull but that is the way it is sorry)

3. Word Format only – (or in tandem with a PDF)

4. Well-spaced out – not cramped with a clean and clear appearance

5. Ideal fonts – Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, or Calibri (minimum 10.5 or 11pts)

6. Location – put in your city and state – believe it or not some ATS programs will reject a CV if a State isn’t included (i.e. Melbourne, Victoria) – no need at all for your full address

7. Clear structured section headlines (forget the fluffy ones)

8. Industry language – if you are applying for roles outside of your current sector check for industry jargon and acronyms and tweak to simple general phrases

9. Headers & footers – Keep just for a page no – never your contact details

10. Lines and large font sizes are fine and even a different dark colour on the headlines. But no fancy pants groovy fonts

11. Keywords – this is the gold of the ATS to select for a role. Make sure the job title and top 10 keywords are on the 1st page of your CV and in the Cover letter. Bespoke your CV. You don't need to rewrite your whole CV every time but you do need to tweak it to match the ad

Next step after applying:

Bill like most sent off a job application and then just played the ‘submissive waiting game’. Wrong! A strong proactive stance is needed - especially for senior and highly skilled roles. So after 5 -7 days pick up the phone and contact the organisation. Why? Because you need to take an purposeful approach with the intent of a) raising your brand & value proposition & b) ensuring your CV has been viewed by a human and not stuck in the pit of an ATS robot.

Approaching HR or a recruiter with the “I'm just calling to check if my CV has been received” is not a good idea and rarely well received. So ramp it up with a problem solving approach to demonstrate your value and helpfulness to them. Then within that conversation you weave in questions to confirm that your application has/is being considered by a human.

If Bill’s CV had been ATS compliant and his skills and keywords were well highlighted he would have increased his chances of getting through to a human view. He would also have increased his chances for an interview by not sitting waiting and calling the company. So there are lessons of his situation to be learnt.

Going for a job is never easy, in fact it’s a pain in the backside but it can be a whole lot easier. So step up, get a professional CV and be proactive after you have applied to that robot or human.

Sue Parker is the founder of CV Dynamix, Australia’s leading humanised job search and communications strategists.

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Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business
Source:  TechCrunch
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:30

 Chief executive officer Yaron Ben Shaul originally launched Hometalk as an engagement platform for customers of Networx, his lead generation business for home contractors. That engagement platform, with offices in New York and a research and development center in Israel, has since grown into a social network for the “do-it-yourself” community. “Technology has caused… Read More

FBI Director Comey Protects Hillary Clinton Almost All the Way to the Presidency
Source:  NewsBlaze
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:30

comey clears clinton again.

(Part Four) By the beginning of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, FBI Director James Comey was in the thick of it one way or another. He was orchestrating an investigation that would go nowhere, and he knew it. Comey had to clear Hillary. The so-called investigation produced nothing. He had deliberately screwed up investigation of Hillary’s […]

The post FBI Director Comey Protects Hillary Clinton Almost All the Way to the Presidency appeared first on NewsBlaze News.

How Important Is Apple's iPhone Market Share
Source:  Forbes Real Time
Monday, 29 May 2017 00:30

Apple’s iPhone still dominates smartphone profits.

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