Are you prepared for texting to be part of your job search? How about social media and Skype? A recent survey from SuccessFactors (a subsidiary of SAP) reports that 39% of hiring managers have communicated with job candidates via social media, text or Skype.
Nina Scott, C.P.R.W. and Career Coach of Impression Resumes suggests that job seekers should state "texts accepted" (if they do indeed accept texts) in the contact information section of their resume, so they don't get into playing phone tag with the busy recruiter or staffing professional.
Here are tips for texting with hiring managers, including how to note that you are available on your resume, advice on how to text with a hiring manager, how to keep it professional, and mistakes to avoid.
How about Skype? Are you prepared for a conversation on Skype? It's a quick and easy way for hiring managers to connect with candidates for employment and to do first round interviews.
Here's what you need to know about using Skype when you are job searching, along with tips for interviewing on Skype.
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