Welcome to the machine.

A blog about job searching frustrations and the questioning of hiring practices.

post: 2-Apr-2024 by mtoellner

Embrace the Machine

Ever submitted a resume online and wonder what happens to it? It gets eaten immediately by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Welcome to the machine. The ATS machine is a program set up by the company. After humans input the job criteria for the position you are applying, the program runs an algorithm which scans your resume for keywords.

The sole purpose of the ATS is to save time for the humans by filtering out your resume from consideration. So how does a candidate stand a chance?

Embrace it. Don't fight it. Feed it a taste of its own medicine. Simple copy and paste the entire job description into your resume! Be sure to litter your resume with industry standard keywords as well. It's the only way it stands a chance to be passed along and read by a real human.

post: 26-Mar-2024 by mtoellner

SynkIN and SynkOUT

Is your business looking to hire fresh talent? Utilize SynkIN and SynkOUT to post a job opening and filter candidates!

SynkIN is a professional network for job seekers. Users can connect with colleagues, peers, and industry professionals. It provides a range of standard features such as job postings, company pages, peer groups, messaging capabilities, content sharing opportunities, and ads to ensure candidates feel engaged and part of a community. In addition, SynkIN includes a built-in resume feature, eliminating the need for users to go through the meticulous process of creating an original. Users can detail their professional experience, skills, education, and accomplishments, all organized in the recommended easy-to-scan-with-an-algorithm format.

SynkOUT compiles a list of job candidates who strive to blend in and consolidates them into one network. With numerous individuals seeking employment, identifying those who truly excel can be challenging. Here, you can swiftly locate like-minded candidates willing to adhere to industry standards. Leverage SynkOUT to filter candidates. As AI continues to automate routine tasks, job opportunities increasingly favor creative individuals who stand out with their innovative thinking and unique problem-solving abilities. Unsure if an applicant will be a good fit for your company? If they are on SynkOUT, you can eliminate them from consideration!

The twist? SynkIN and SynkOUT are the same network! And it already exists (under a different name, of course)! The issue is that most companies love SynkIN and fail to use SynkOUT! Don't make the same mistake.