Rob Ridout has over 25 years experience as a headhunter. In 2008 he published his book CVforLIfe - the ultimate career advice book. His career coaching business has flourished and now offers Career coaching,
Career Counselling and CV and resume writing services. He works with universities such as GIBS and Monash to offer some of the highest caliber career coaching.
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LinkedIn Workforce Trends 2017
As LinkedIn continues to grow its database of user information workforce trends start to emerge that could add massive value to way stakeholders in the employment sector conceptualise products and services. I found this article to be very insightful and the trends that Jeff speaks highlights will surely start to shape what LinkedIn will look like in the future. An excellent read.
At the eighth-annual Talent Connect in Nashville, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared his view on the most important trends impacting the global workforce.
“There are really three themes that are worth calling out,” Weiner said. “AI and automation, the skills gap, and the rise of independent work.”
Those three trends will transform the way employers hire, develop and retain talent. And it’s important for all professionals and companies to prepare for these trends to maximize the potential of the global workforce, Weiner said.
Rob assists his clients as a career coach and CV/Resume writer. His business CVforLife based in Johannesburg offers career coaching services and career counselling as well as CV and resume writing services.
How to dodge the recruitment screening robot Robots are commonly used among top companies to vet job applications before passing contenders to hiring managers for further consideration. The robot software is known as an applicant tracking system (ATS) and it's used by about 95% of Fortune 500 companies and many online job boards.But it's possible to outsmart ATS algorithms by making the most of keywords and establishing a rapport with the company. Your dream job, say as a Google programmer or a globe-trotting wine taster, appears in a posting online. You submit a resume and a week goes by — no response. After two or three more, still nothing. The simmering distress boils over as you realize that a response will never come, and you'll never know why. "Don't take it personally," a friend tells you over drinks. The advice sounds canned but is quite literally correct: A robot likely read and rejected your application. The robot is actually software known as an appli…