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Should you try to by-pass Human Resources in your Job Search?

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Yes and No.  The Human Resources department exists for a legitimate purpose and when run efficiently, it helps to streamline a lot of personnel related processes including hiring, making it possible for a lot to be accomplished in scheduled time.  On the other hand, if you are one of the many that do not get called back after making multiple applications, then maybe it is time to re-direct your application from  HR to the hiring manager.  While HR has its functions, for many individuals, going through HR may also mean that you will never get that interview.  The following are 3 reasons why it may be a better option to approach the hiring manager directly.

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Why are you not getting any responses to your job applications?

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Yes, it has happened to even the best of us, you visit the job-boards and respond to over 100 job posts that you feel are well matched to your experience and qualifications; yet the only responses you ever get are the automated emails acknowledging that your application has been received and is being reviewed.  You visit the job-board 6 months later (or more), and the same jobs are still being advertised.  What does this all mean? In today’s article, you will uncover what may be happening to your applications.

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9 interview tips that could get you hired!

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1.       Come Prepared:

Today’s job seeker should realize that they have a lot of competition.  It will be unfortunate to end up being disqualified as a candidate for a position you qualify for, just because you did not take the time to prepare.  According to Dan Klamm, Outreach & Marketing Coordinator at Syracuse University Career Services, “Succeeding at a job interview is all about coming prepared: Doing company research and being able to articulate how your unique skills and experiences are a fit for the job.” Employers want to know that you have done your homework.   You can show this by, demonstrating what you know about the organization and its key people; by understanding the position you have applied for; by being able to define who you are; by effectively communication your past experiences and credentials; and by being able to understand how you are expected to respond to different circumstances.

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