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How ATS Systems Really Work - Briefcase Previously, in the Briefcase Paperless Resume Series, we discussed how employers are changing the hiring industry by moving to paperless resume applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other online platforms. In this post, we will discuss how these ATS’s work, provide best practices for students to stand out and discuss strategies for career service departments to help their students succeed in the digital age. This piece in the series is meant to serves as an online job search “best practice” guide for universities and career service departments who are not partnered with Briefcase. We have optimized resumes that are all ATS compatible giving students a much greater chance to be selected for an interview. The resume will always be a valuable tool in a job seekers toolkit, but when the application process is online, the best looking resume may not stand out above the rest. There are some drawbacks to these systems.

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized The problem is that better overall productivity in an organization may not translate into increased productivity for an individual worker. Though one person may now be producing the previous results of three, she’s not being paid three times as much. That’s the whole point of companies using technology and other improvements: fewer people are now needed for the same results.

How To Redesign Your Resume For A Recruiter’s 6-Second Attention Span It’s frightening. You’ll spend most of your waking life at a job, yet, according to a new study by TheLadders, the average recruiter spends just six seconds looking at your resume. By the end of that time, they’ll determine whether you’re “a fit” or a “no fit.” “The only research that had been done in this domain was self-reporting surveys, which simply was not good enough for us to understand what drives recruiters’ decision-making,” Will Evans, Head of User Experience at TheLadders, tells Co.Design. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh.

donald kirkpatrick's learning evaluation theory - a training and learning measurement, evaluations and assessments model Donald L Kirkpatrick's training evaluation model - the four levels of learning evaluation also below - HRD performance evaluation guide Donald L Kirkpatrick, Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin (where he achieved his BBA, MBA and PhD), first published his ideas in 1959, in a series of articles in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors. The articles were subsequently included in Kirkpatrick's book Evaluating Training Programs (originally published in 1994; now in its 3rd edition - Berrett-Koehler Publishers). Donald Kirkpatrick was president of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in 1975.

Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued [Editor’s note: At nearly 7,000 words, you probably don’t want to try reading this on an iDevice. Bookmark it and come back later.] Imagine something a wee bit outside your comfort zone. Nothing scandalous: just something you don’t do often, don’t particularly enjoy, and slightly more challenging than “totally trivial.”

7 Animated white board If you're in marketing, design or advertising, at some point you might need use an animated cartoon whiteboard video to present an idea. Unlike a static presentations the key to this medium is keeping the customers attention and illustrating ideas in a flowing natural stye. A whiteboard or scribble video is made with a variety simple effects: Talkwheel wants to reinvent the way we communicate online — Online Collaboration We have email, we have message boards, we have IM, but if they aren’t integrated with one another, our collaborative communications often fall short. Andy McLoughlin, cofounder of Huddle, recently discussed the limitations of email as a collaboration tool. Virtual teams are finding email streams hard to track and harder to scale. IM conversations, while great in the moment, often disappear into the ether, not archived for future reference. And message boards are barely a step up from the Usenet Newsgroups of the early Internet.

Interview Tips For When Someone Asks, "What Questions Do You Have For Us?" "When a potential employer asks if you have any questions, they don’t want inquiries about parking validation," writes Kelly Gregorio for Brazen Careerist, "they want to see if you’re prepared, educated, and inquisitive." Interviewers are probably--not unlike a date--sizing you up to see if you're compatible with them (and maybe even the company). Part of the weirdo company courting process is when you, the interviewee, get to ask questions.

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