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How Applicant Tracking Systems Work

There are numerous different ATS software programs on the market. While all applicant tracking systems are slightly different, they all work in a similar way; by allowing for filtering, management, and analysis of candidates for a particular job opening. This is our third post on applicant tracking systems. If you missed the first two posts, […]

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Are Applicant Tracking Systems Really a Black Hole?

Knowing how an ATS operates is critical in today’s job search. When there are a large number of applicants for a position, an ATS allows hiring managers to screen out low-ranking resumes, saving them valuable time. For an overview of Applicant Tracking Systems, read the initial post in this series. Basically, you can equate an […]

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157 Companies with Work-From-Home Positions!

157 Companies with Work-From-Home Positions!   One of the most-asked questions that we receive is, “do you know of a company that hires candidates for work-from-home positions?” Well, yes, we do… in fact, we know of 155+ companies that have work-from-home positions!  The grand list below. Schofield Strategies, LLC has personally researched the careers page […]

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Where have our clients had success?

Our resume customers have successfully obtained interviews at (this is not a full list): ADP Advanced Sleep Diagnostics AECOM Aerotek Air Force Personnel Center Allegheny Health Network Amazon Amazon Web Services American Cancer Society American Greetings American Society of Plastic Surgeons American University Apple A.T. Still University AVIAN LLC Ball Aerospace Bank of America Baystate Health […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems – What YOU Need to Know!

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) allow companies to determine which candidates may be a match for a particular position, based on their resume. They fulfill two purposes: to manage applications for positions, especially where there is a high volume of applicants, and to screen out candidates who lack the required skills for the job. ATS can […]

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Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed Get Hired

Schofield Strategies, LLC is pleased to announce that Amy Schofield, ACRW is a contributor to Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed Get Hired (Modernize Your Career), written by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark and published by Emerald Career Publishing. This book explores how to write various career letters, including cover letters, referral letters, recruiter letters, thank […]

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Creating Your Positioning / Elevator Speech

It’s time to pull together all of the information you gathered during your research and create your positioning (or elevator speech). Your personal position should highlight your expertise and unique abilities. You can “name drop” by including well-known companies, schools, and credentials in your positioning. Your personal positioning has two parts: a tagline and a […]

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Research Your Profession to Identify Your Positioning / Elevator Speech

Researching your industry and the type of job you want can also help you identify your unique positioning (you own elevator speech). Looking at job postings can help you learn about the education, skills, and experience employers are looking for, but you should also consider digging deeper. These online resources can help: O*NET Online This […]

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