With so many people still looking for work, you’ll need a fast method for dealing with mounting piles of résumés — if you’re hiring.
Many companies are coming up with creative solutions for dealing with the influx of job applications.
For example: One small-business owner filters applicants with a special request in the job description. About three-quarters of the way down, he writes, “To prove that you’re a meticulous reader, you have to include the following sentence when you send your résumé: ‘It is with my utmost respect I hereto surrender my curriculum vitae for your consideration.’”
Then, by running the e-mails through a search filter, he eliminates the candidates that didn’t follow instructions – almost 80% of applications.
It seems that many job applicants are e-mail blasting résumés to dozens – if not hundreds – of companies. By including the “quick qualifier” in the job description, this eliminates the mass mailers and presents you with candidates that pay particular attention to the details – a quality especially needed in finance.