You’ve made up your mind and decided it’s time for a new position. The job you’re targeting is your “dream job,” but you know they’ll get a lot of applications. So how do you stand out from the other HR or payroll hopefuls? How do you avoid hitting a recruiter and hiring manager’s inbox at the wrong time because of a huge stack of applications or your resume being in the “right place at the wrong time?” As experts in HR and payroll recruiting, we’ve found a few tips to help land your next HR or payroll position.
When you submit your HR/payroll resume online, a real person will look at it… right? I mean surely, after you take the time to answer the questions, submit a personal cover letter, etc. the organization will take at least some time to review your qualifications for their HR or payroll position… correct? Not necessarily as more and more companies are using applicant-tracking systems (ATS) to automatically sort through online applications.