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Navigating the Job Market: Actionable Advice for Young Professionals

Episode overview

Ever wondered why your resume isn’t getting the attention it deserves? We have special guest  Patrick Sirmeyer, CEO of the Luxus Group. here to help us dissect the common pitfalls of applicant tracking systems (ATS) and debunk the myths around one-click applications. Patrick shares his wealth of experience in recruiting, offering actionable tips on resume formatting and the importance of specificity in job applications to boost your visibility and response rates.

Discover how to get noticed by potential employers through strategic LinkedIn connections and direct messaging. Patrick emphasizes the value of internships and even suggests taking lower-paying jobs initially to gain crucial experience. We also highlight proactive strategies for career development, including early engagement and skill development to avoid disappointment post-graduation. Learn how networking, creative value-adding, and reaching out to alumni can set you apart, with inspiring real-life success stories to illustrate these points!

43 minutes

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About Pete Newsome

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Pete Newsome is the President and founder of zengig, which he created after spending two decades in staffing and recruiting. He’s also the founder of 4 Corner Resources, the nationally acclaimed and award-winning staffing and recruiting firm he started out of a home office in 2005. Pete’s primary mission back then was the same as it is today: to do business in a personal way; with a commitment to zengig becoming the most comprehensive source of expert advice, tools, and resources for career growth and happiness. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his family of six, you can find Pete sharing his career knowledge and expertise through public speaking, writing, and as the host of the Finding Career Zen & Hire Calling podcasts.