I am so bored with recruiting, or rather, not being recruited. I threw yet another application over the wall for a great job with a great company with little hope of being on the receiving end of a phone call. In this hyper social world, why does recruiting seem so terribly formal and impersonal?
The Applicant Tracking System machine gobbles up my handcrafted resume and converts it into an ugly mess of keywords, over which I have no control. And I will turn out flattened, utterly unimpressive, devoid of character. I’m bored just reading about myself, so how can I expect a recruiter to see the sparkly me. Please read on, I promise it gets better.
At a conference [...]