So, what on earth actually happens to your resume when you submit it online? Is it scanned by a computer? Is it submitted to human resources? Does it go directly to the hiring manager for the position? Or is it just lost in the Internet abyss of unread applications?
All of these scenarios are possible—the last one being the dreaded and all too common outcome of the online application.
Nora De is a producer, new media strategist, and GA Digital Marketing graduate. Some of her recent projects include forming a crowdsourcing educational foundation, a web-series on tech-dating, and creating strategic video for a recently released social app. This blog post examines ways to thrive in your current career while exploring the possibilities in a new one. The article that inspired this post is here.
In 2013 I applied for a job with Refinery29 using a video cover letter. The “cover letter” I created was thoughtful and specific to my prospective employer: It mimicked some elements of Refinery29’s look, it showed I had knowledge of stop motion and how to edit video– all things they were looking for in a creative content maker. 4 hours after sending it to them, I was called to interview.