Science and Finding a Job

ResumeYesterday turned out to be a pretty productive day as I learned much from my visit with Worksource Oregon. Turns out that there is a whole science behind the process of finding a job. I learned that when filling out an online application it it isn’t done in a specific manner the software system of the company you are applying with will simply reject it and it will never make it to human resources. I have to learn this whole process. The good news is that their are classes that I can take at my local community college. Today I will work with the staff at Worksourse Oregon to try to set up these classes for next week. It seams that the whole system has become very specialized to the point where if you don’t understand the science behind it you will get left behind. I thought my resume was very well put together, but without certain keywords in certain places the reviewer who is scanning over hundreds of resume’s will miss certain things and I will never make it to the next level of interview.

I made one mistake yesterday with my diet by eating pasta for lunch and the results yielded my a morning glucose reading of 140. I had a nice big, delicious salad sitting in the fridge, but I chose to eat the pasta instead. The good news is that I will not make this same mistake today, and that’s pretty much all we have right now anyway.

Blood Sugar- 140, Weight- 169.6

Treadmill- 20 minutes
Bowflex- BACK
Pulldowns- 270- 12
Rows- 270- 12
Reverse Fly’s- 80- 12

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Chicken Wings, Salad
Dinner- Steak, Peppers

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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12 Responses to Science and Finding a Job

  1. Cara says:

    I’m finding myself in the same position here in the UK. My current job will end in 2 months time and despite having a great deal of work experience and what I believe to be a well presented CV I’ve yet to get a single interview. The frustration of no longer being able to post a CV/resume! Best of luck in your search.

  2. This is one of those areas (job seeking) where I think technology has done us more harm than good. You have to submit all of your information online and cross your fingers that it reaches the next level. I have always felt that if I can get to the interview stage I have a great shot at landing the position. The trick these days, as you said, is getting to that point. Best of luck on your search!

    • Yes, it’s crazy. I am going to take those classes and will probably post everything I learn. I am sure this will become an evolving field as technology gets smarter. I hate the idea of a computer software program judging me.

  3. I learned from friends who are my age +/- and overqualified for most of the positions, that they had to dumb their resume down to find something quickly. Then, when they had a steady paycheck they continued looking for something for their qualification. I asked “why dumb it down” and they said “because they won’t hire you if you are overqualified, they think you won’t stay” (what is the truth).

  4. As someone who has written resumes for about 10 years, condense what you say in your resume to the most important reasons why the company should hire you and not someone else. Keep it to one page and a concise cover letter.

    I wish you the best of luck in all you do. You have the kind of tenacity and perseverance it takes to succeed.

    Paulette Motzko
    Thank you for being one of my biggest fans too!

  5. Useful information, thanks for sharing πŸ‘Œ

  6. Clean Cheater says:

    Never knew this, I’m very interested in what you’re gonna learn. I’ve been trying to find a job that suits me for almost a year now without any result. I might have something lined up for me, using my network, that seems the way to go now a days.

  7. Guru Singh says:

    Best of luck with your application. πŸ™‚

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