When was the last time you were hunting for a job? If it’s been awhile, you may be astounded the next time you fire off your resume, and receive a text message back from a recruiter or hiring manager. Yikes! New territory for many of us. So, how do you respond? Is it appropriate to use emojis even if the recruiter used them first? How quickly should you respond to the text?
The concept of text messaging during the interview process has been around for more than a few years, but this trend is becoming increasingly popular, and it is here to stay. Employers are looking for ways to grab the attention of candidates and provide frequent touch points with them, so they’ll remain engaged and don’t think their resumes have fallen into a resume abyss. It also speeds up the process from resume qualification to the time of hire, which is usually a win-win for everyone involved. In addition, not only is it fast, convenient and an easy way to communicate, it is the preferred form of communication for many millennials and most Gen Z’s.
Provided below are some tips on how to wow your potential employer when you receive a text message from them.
So, the next time you receive a text message from a recruiter, have no fear. Follow the five tips provided, and chances are, the recruiter will reply back with an interview request. Keep your head up and go get ‘em. It’s your year to shine.
OpTech, LLC was once again recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Places to work for. OpTech takes pride in being one of the Best and Brightest in Metro Detroit, as this is the company’s 1Oth time receiving this award. Along with the other companies recognized, OpTech was chosen based on their innovation in human resource practices.
“It is truly an honor to have earned this prestigious award again this year, our 10th in a row,” said Ronia Kruse, OpTech President and CEO. “I attribute our continued success to our amazing staff and the culture of mutual respect, accountability and teamwork we've built, a true testament to our continued commitment to our clients. This recognition only validates the innovative ideas and creative HR practices that attract and retain talented, motivated employees.”
OpTech has won numerous awards over the years for being women-led, fast-growing, and for providing excellent staffing and solutions. As a whole, OpTech is dedicated to having a strong link between the company’s culture and quality of work it produces, while also recognizing that previous awards and achievements help to enhance their strong and energetic workplace.
OpTech will be honored on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at The Henry in Dearborn.
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