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  • Erik Tilkemeier

    Great perspective Patrick! Can't wait until we get back to less than 5% unemployment and these HR people can't figure out why they can't attract any qualified applicants. Social capital is valuable in good times and bad.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Thanks! Man oh man, a lot of times the job application is the first time a person engages with a company. If that company doesn't respond or treats the applicant like they're just another number then that sets the tone for their entire relationship. Gah! I'm pulling my hair out right now thinking about all the badasses companies miss out on because of their futile application processes!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Love your ideas on how to change the application process. I think there are a lot of inefficiencies in many systems. LinkedIn helps the process, but every job requires a different resume in a way. The job world is changing- and now we all need more skills. The important part is to keep learning and modifying our skills to fit the needs of the changing job world.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Thanks! Yeah, this piece was meant as a conversations starter. I think that the tone of the job actually starts with the engagement process, and the companies that are aware and have plans in place to quickly accommodate applicants will lead to better hires and better long-term relationships. A lot of the jobs I'm finding now are coming from twitter, tumblr and facebook. Really interesting application engagement shift happening right now!