iCIMS Releases "Searching for the Perfect Job: The Resume, Interview, and More" eBook - KCTV5

iCIMS Releases "Searching for the Perfect Job: The Resume, Interview, and More" eBook

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- Leading SaaS provider introduces the second of a two-part research eBook series for today's job seekers -

MATAWAN, N.J., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iCIMS, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, introduces the second in a two-part series of research eBooks designed to provide dynamic data insights on both job seekers and recruiters to assist today's candidates in their job search. The research eBook, "Searching for the Perfect Job: The Resume, Interview, and More," is now available for complimentary download on the company's thought leadership site, the Hire Expectations Institute™.

iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses.

Earlier this year, iCIMS conducted a survey of 700 job seekers and found that many do not know what to expect from the screening process or how to set themselves apart from other qualified candidates. By accessing the rich data available within 2,200+ customers' use of the company's flagship Applicant Tracking System, iCIMS Recruit, the Hire Expectations Institute research team was able to analyze more than 1.3 million jobs created in 2013 and survey more than 450 recruiting professionals to provide a better understanding of their hiring practices.

"Today the job market is very competitive with a lot of qualified candidates vying for available positions," said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. "We created this eBook series to offer job seekers a glimpse into the minds of recruiting professionals and the talent recruitment industry so they know what to expect, and therefore how to properly prepare to land the job they want."

According to iCIMS' research eBook findings, 42% of recruiters do not like to see alternatives to traditional resumes, such as infographics and personal websites. And 54% believe that non-traditional resumes should only be used when it is appropriate to the job for which you are applying. This study points out these recruiting professional preferences to provide job seekers with the information they need to separate themselves from other candidates and get recognition from potential employers.

Below are a few excerpts from the "Searching for the Perfect Job: The Resume, Interview, and More" eBook:

  • Cover Letters Are Still a Useful Tool – With 59% of recruiters considering the cover letter a useful tool, and 25% claiming that the absence of a cover letter will result in disqualification, it is in the job seeker's best interest to submit a well-written cover letter with their job application.
  • Recruiters Are Regularly Performing Online Searches – 76% of recruiters say that they "always" or "sometimes" perform a Google search on candidates before hiring them. Furthermore, 40% of recruiters report finding online information that disqualified a candidate from consideration.
  • Behavioral Interviews Are Used Most Commonly – 45% of recruiters conduct behavioral interviews, in which the interviewer will ask the job seeker for specific examples of past work experiences and 32% reported conducting unstructured interviews, based on the individual's application documents.
  • Soft Skills Require Specific Examples to Demonstrate Soft skills like communication and team work must be demonstrated by adding examples of past experiences in your resume and cover letter in order to make your resume rise to the top.

"The end goal of talent acquisition and recruiting is to connect qualified individuals to positions that are mutually beneficial and rewarding for both candidate and employer," Vitale added. "By using candidate-friendly technologies, such as easy-to-navigate, mobile-optimized career portals and iCIMS' applicant screening tools, employers can effectively find the best fit for a job while balancing a positive candidate experience."

iCIMS' thought leadership site offers the latest information about industry trends and best practices for employers along with related content specific to job seekers, including the iCIMS research eBook series.

To view the full "Searching for the Perfect Job: The Resume, Interview, and More" eBook visit iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute.

About iCIMS, Inc.:

iCIMS, a leading provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, is an Inc. 500 and Software Satisfaction honoree focused on helping businesses win the war for top talent through the implementation of easy-to-use, scalable solutions that are backed by award-winning customer service. iCIMS' Talent Platform, the industry's premier candidate management solution, enables organizations to leverage mobile, social, and video technologies to manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle from building talent pools, to recruiting, to onboarding all within a single web-based application. With more than 2,500 clients worldwide, iCIMS is one of the largest and fastest-growing talent acquisition system providers with offices in North America, UK, and China. To learn more about how iCIMS can help your organization, visit http://www.icims.com or view a free online demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.

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Media Contact:
Raquel Fleig
iCIMS, Inc.
732-520-7082
raquel.fleig@icims.com

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