Ladan Nikravan | July 28, 2016
It's a buyer's market out there, but job seekers still have stiff competition, with a plethora of other interviewers reaching for the same goal and the same career aspirations as they are. What do those other candidates bring to the table? CareerBuilder lets you know what you're up against.
CareerBuilder's Job Competition Snapshot aggregates user-generated information from all applicants for a particular job listing, protecting the privacy of each applicant. Every job listing on CareerBuilder's site enables job seekers to sign in and instantly view:
Those who apply to the job can immediately see more in-depth insights from a hiring status report, called Hire Insider. The report includes information on:
What will it take to get the job?
CareerBuilder has also created 300 Career Details pages, which provide insights on skills needed, educational advice and relevant salary data for specific job titles. Job seekers can receive job alerts for the occupation they're viewing for a particular location, see top pay by location, check related job searches and gain insider tips (see example here). Job seekers can find all of the Career Pages under the "Browse Jobs" header on the CareerBuilder homepage.
Five ways to beat the competition:
To be bold in your job search, you need to provide quality information to your potential employer beyond what a standard cover letter and resume convey. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. So, how do you make this work for you and your situation? Here are a few ideas to get you started: