that you are an employer. You have a vacancy
for a Trainee Office
Administrator. You place an advertisement in the newspaper.
You get two hundred applications.
will you decide who to give the job to?
If you spend 10 minutes reading each application,
it will take you 2000 minutes (10 minutes X 200 applications).
That is over 33 hours! That’s far too long!
If you spend one minute looking at each one, it will
take you over three hours!
best approach is to spend
30 seconds looking at each one. Then sort
them into three piles;
YES, MAYBE, NO. Even that will take you almost two
will you decide which pile to put each one in?
You usually have criteria.
You know what you are lookig for. You probably have
specific requirements for education, computer ability
and experience. For an office job you will also look
at spelling, punctuation and grammar. So if the first
few pages of an application have errors you will put
the resume straight in the NO pile. If the first few
pages don’t make it clear that the applicant
has the relevant education or experience, the resume
will land straight in the NO pile.
is heartbreaking knowledge
for many applicants. They may spend hours preparing
their resume, but the employer may discard
it in less than 30 seconds.
at the words in light blue. What do they mean? Choose the
best meaning for each word.