Only the Strong Survive
|April 5, 2012||Posted by admin under DECLARE - Network/Interview|
LivingSocial Hires Weekly, But Only the Strong Survive
By Damian Ghigliotty
How many resumes do you receive a week and how do you filter through them?
Jennifer Trzepacz: Our recruiting team receives about 5,000 resumes a week and goes through them all. About 10% of those resumes lead to phone and Skype interviews with our recruiting team. We’ll do phone interviews if a candidate doesn’t have Skype, but that can potentially be an indicator in itself. We’ll go through three rounds of those interviews, two with our recruiters and one with our hiring managers, before we fly someone in to meet face to face.
What we look for most of all though is a person’s talent attributes and attitude. That is where we spend the most amount of time — finding out whether or not someone is the right fit for LivingSocial rather than what brands on are on their resumes. That is what we focus on during our Skype and phone interviews.
From: Your Future Employer Is Watching You Online. You Should Be, Too.
We can illustrate the impact. Using today’s technology, an employer can search 1,000 submitted resumes for keywords such as university name, previous employer name, and specialty. The computer can serve up the three people who fit the employer’s criteria. The employer reaches out, interviews them, and hires one. More than 99% of candidates didn’t even get at bat. No human evaluation — for subtlety, interesting career paths, etc. — was needed or utilized to get to the top of the pile.
From: What Employers Want from the Long-Term Unemployed
It’s a fair question, especially for the more than five million workers who’ve been unemployed for six months or longer (more than 40 percent of all unemployed job seekers).