Employers want ‘Gurus’ and ‘Ninjas’ while employees remain thinkers and starters
- A well-crafted resume should include the very keywords that are a part of the job’s description.
- However, according to
job searchplatform Indeed, the difference in the job descriptors used by the recruiters to that of the aspirants is acting as a barrier in finding the right talent for the organisations.
- Indian recruiters use descriptors such as ‘scalable’, ‘authentic’, ‘disruptive’, ‘evangelist’ and ‘value add’ to put forward the expected quality traits of the potential job seeker.
- While the job aspirants often use terms such as organised, team player, hardworking, dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate to describe their capabilities.
According to researchers, hiring managers spend a mere six seconds on each resume. But the ‘keyword’ gap between resumes and job descriptions leads to rejections right at the screening stage.
“Recruiters that can speak the language of their candidates help to reinforce the idea that the role they offer is the right fit for the candidate’s skill-set. When they see their own phrases mirrored back to them, candidates are able to gain insight into the key qualities employers are looking for and how best they can fulfill these requirements,” said
Indian recruiters use descriptors such as ‘scalable’, ‘authentic’, ‘disruptive’, ‘evangelist’ and ‘value add’ to put forward the expected quality traits of the potential job seeker. On the other hand, job aspirants use terms such as organised, team player, hardworking, dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate to describe their capabilities.
Terms such as Guru, Ninja and Magician are also popular among employers while the aspirants stick to highlighting qualities like — self-starter, enterprising and innovative thinker in their resumes.
“Recruiters should work on writing clear and specific job descriptions that provide job seekers with relevant information about the role they are applying for,” said Kumar.
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