The Pharma Sales Interview Breakthrough Blog
So apparently your resume is read by a robot...or essentially scanned...for certain keywords to determine whether or not you are a legit candidate for a position. Click here for the full article.
So, in order to combat this, Robert Coombs created his own robotic application system, designed to customize his resume and application to that of the opportunity.
What he found was amazing. In all of his efforts (hundreds of resumes sent in)...none of it worked. He did not get far in any of the application processes.
What else was interesting, was that according to a career coach that Coombs interviewed, “Roughly 80% of jobs are never posted–probably closer to 90% for more senior jobs,”
“The competition for posted jobs is insane. ATSes do a horrendous job of selecting the best candidates, and–perhaps most important–the best jobs are almost never posted.”
So - it's critical that you get out there and network. Sitting on a computer all day and firing off resumes and hoping that you make it past robocop simply doesn't work.
I encourage you to read the article. But, 3 take aways from the article are below:
If you are struggling to breakthrough - spend $5 on my book. I assure you it will help you network and be ready for those interactions you have prior to and during the interview.
Have a great day!
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