- Category: Job Hunt
The global pandemic has changed the employment landscape dramatically, making job loss a reality for many individuals, while at the same time, forcing businesses to restructure their workflows. Employers are now only interested in seeking candidates who are qualified and can thrive in the new work environment.
Companies that halted hiring during the pandemic are now requesting to review resumes of potential candidates, in order to get ready for when hiring resumes. At the same time, we are noticing a huge increase in the number of Jobseekers registering on our website, but unfortunately, many are not job ready, or qualified for the role they are applying for.
e-JAM is dedicated to finding quality jobs for our Jobseekers and providing a more fruitful candidate search experience for our Employers. Our focus moving forward is quality rather than quantity and taking the recruitment experience to the next level for both Jobseekers and Employers.
Are you Job-Ready?
Does your profile stand out from the crowd?
In today’s competitive job market, it is imperative that jobseekers are able to demonstrate to potential employers what they can offer.
There is more competition in the market than available jobs. Jobseekers need to up their game in becoming job-ready and have a digital presence that effectively showcases their skills and experience. We have created Job-Ready assistance services, designed to help in creating a professional online presence. These services provide an opportunity to work one-on-one with an e-JAM team member to get properly registered, update or rewrite your resume, and get “Featured” for additional exposure. (https://ejamjobs.com/jamaica-jobs.html).
In order to maintain the quality of our database and better screen and categorize our registered Jobseekers, we are conducting a thorough resume review and database cleansing. As of January 31, 2021, we will be eliminating outdated resumes, incomplete, or blank profiles and non-professional photographs. We are only putting forward candidates who have followed the registration process in its entirety and have the skills set for the job they are applying for.
Whether you are looking for a local full time job, remote work, looking to start your own business, or seeking overseas employment – we are here to support you, but we cannot do it without your help.
Reviewing these articles below will assist in creating a professional online presence:
We wish you the best of luck in finding the career of choice.
- Category: Job Hunt
Whether you were job hunting before the Coronavirus Pandemic, or recently lost your job because of it, one thing is clear: Getting hired now isn’t going to be easy. Instead of getting frustrated, start Thinking Outside the Box and get creative. As mentioned in our previous blog, start investing in yourself.
This is a follow up to our recent blog https://ejamjobs.com/prepare-for-your-job-search-during-covid-19.html
Take advantage of this downtime by preparing.
Employers search our website and download resumes of qualified candidates; having an updated resume on our website is crucial in getting an interview. As mentioned in our earlier blog - we will be deleting all resume and profiles that are incomplete.
1. We can’t stress enough how important it is to update your resume. Many profiles we review are not updated and we have no idea what you do and the type of job you are after. This downtime is perfect for updating your resume and profile.
2. Clean up your social media pages and get rid of content you would not want a potential Employer to see. If you are a very social person, it might be a good idea to make your profile private.
3. Consider learning new skills, or enrolling in an online course to sharpen your current skill(s).
4. Have you considered doing part time, remote, freelance, or temporary work?
5. Apply only for jobs you are qualified for.
Remain Competitive and Consistent.
Not every industry slows, or closes down in an economic downturn. Many people are still getting hired; the market is just more competitive. The key is to identify the current needs of the changed market, match them with your skills, and don’t give up!
We anticipate local job openings for the following positions:
- Delivery Workers
- Customer service
- Healthcare Workers
- Grocery store and Warehouse Workers
- Package Handlers
- Security Guards
The outcome of this COVID-19 will bring forth major changes to the work work and possibly shift the way business operates.
It is no longer business as usual.
7 IMPORTANT RESUME TIPS WHEN APPLYING FOR A JOB
Employers get 1000’s of resumes per job, if they are not able to decipher whether you are a potential candidate within seconds, your resume will be rejected.
The best way to avoid disappointment is to read the job description carefully. The below are seven common mistakes applicants make. Be sure not to fall prey to any of the following:
- The job requires 3-5 years experience and you only have one year.
- Your experience does not fit the position.
- Your resume shows large gaps in employment, well over a year, without an explanation, such as: volunteer work, training, etc.
- Your resume is not correctly formatted; there are typos, spelling and grammatical errors.
- Your resume doesn’t include past achievements and accomplishments.
- You have an inappropriate email address listed on your resume (ie: sexyjane @gmail.com or bobbythebully @gmail.com).
- You list your job title, but not job functions.
In this competitive market, a professional resume will help increase your chances of getting a job.
- Category: Job Hunt
Searching for a job, or launching a new career in today’s competitive job market, can be overwhelming. It is important that Jobseekers are “Job Ready” and able to demonstrate to potential employers what they can offer.
e-JAM is here to assist in putting Jamaica and the wider community back to work as we get ready for the upturn in the economy. We are dedicated to finding quality, solid jobs for our Jobseekers and in providing a more fruitful candidate search experience for our Employers.
We are asking all Registered Jobseekers to make sure
their profile is ‘Employer Ready’ and to do the following:
- Update your profile, making absolutely sure all information is complete and correct (has anything changed like phone number, email address, etc.)?
- Ensure your resume is updated and relevant to the job your are interested in.
- If you are self-employed/freelancer/entrepreneur, be sure to clearly outline exactly what you do and your experience in the “About Me” section. If possible, upload photos showcasing your craft/talent.
- Make sure your profile picture is professional (a headshot with a white background and good lighting).
Although Jobseekers can register for free, our paid services are designed to assist jobseekers that need extra help in creating a professional online presence and becoming “Job Ready. They can work one-on-one with a team member in getting properly registered, updating, or rewriting their resume and in getting “Featured” for additional exposure. Individuals who take advantage of any of our paid services will be placed in our pool of pre-screened candidates.
Please Note: In an effort to maintain the integrity of ejamjobs.com, we will now be reviewing all existing and new profiles to ensure applicants are qualified and meet our guidelines and will remove incomplete profiles, missing resumes, blank ‘About Me’ section, inappropriate photos, or personal data such as phone number and address in the ‘About Me’ section.
Though these are challenging times the world has never experienced, we are optimistic that Jamaica will prevail with an even brighter future!
Together we can get through this, keep safe!
A Strong “About Me/Bio,” a Professional Photograph and Well-structured Resume is Critical in Your Job Search with e-JAM.
Searching through 100’s of resumes from job ads and interviewing candidates is very expensive and time consuming for an employer to do. We are seeing more and more recruiters interested in window-shopping (or previewing a candidate’s online profile) before making a decision, to view resume, or decide to interview.
In this new climate of ‘gig-economy’ and freelance culture, e-JAM has recently launched an applicant preview campaign to help promote our full time and Freelance Members. Potential employers now have the option to preview our registered applicants profile and decide beforehand who they are interested in pursuing further.
We cannot stress enough how critical a well-written “About Me/Bio” and “Professional Photograph” is, in your job search with e-JAM. Potential employers now have the option to preview our registered applicants profile and decide beforehand who they are interested in pursuing further.
e-JAM’s About Me/Bio
Upon registering on e-JAM’s website, there is a section called “About Me/Bio”, this section is the most important part of your online registration, along with your professional photograph. It allows you to sell YOU and provides an opportunity to bring out your personal brand. A great way to express who you are and what you do, plus it attracts the attention of hiring managers and recruiters much faster and makes the selection easier for e-JAM when searching our database.
We still have many registered applicants in our database with limited, or no information in the “About Me/Bio” section and/or have not submitted a photograph. By ignoring this section, you are jeopardizing your job search. You MUST understand this is critical in today’s job market.
A Professional Photograph – Your Ultimate Brand
Submitting a professional photograph is your ultimate branding, it gives a first impression and tells a lot about you. Therefore, be sure to choose a photograph that will get a recruiter’s attention. One that shows confidence, professionalism and someone an employer could see as a part of their team.
The Importance of a Professional Resume
Your resume is often your first and only chance to make an impression on a prospective employer, or hiring manager. Managers will often times take seconds to scan resumes to see if a candidate is the right match for the job. Your resume should be clean, clear and concise. Reflecting the skills and experience required for the position to which you are seeking.
e-JAM is designed to assist Jobseekers in the Caribbean and abroad, connect with businesses and employers looking to hire and build teams of exceptional people. We are always updating our standards based on what our research tells us works bests to serve our Candidates and Clients achieve their goals. Be sure to take a look at our Standards and Conditions to ensure that your account is up-to-date.
It is e-JAM’s policy to prohibit personal contact information in the About Me/Bios; therefore ones that include a name, phone number, email, telephone, address, social media links or websites, will be removed.
If you need help with registering, constructing a well-written bio, creating a resume, or tips on showcasing your profile; please contact us to learn how our affordable services can get you noticed faster.