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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Job Seekers - Are You Missing Opportunities?

Roadtechs tries to make it easy for job seekers to create Black Book profiles and to take advantage of our automation like Job Notify and Announce!

One of the problems with the ease of creating a Black Book profile is that once the initial page is created, many (most) job seekers don't go in and complete the profile. Recruiters can't determine if a job seeker is suitable for a position if there is no information in the profile to base the decision on.

You can improve your chances of receiving job offers if you include complete and accurate data in your Black Book profile:
  • Professional Summary - this is a way for your to catch a recruiter's attention by summarizing critical information at the beginning of your resume, in an easy to read format. This field shows up in the recruiter's search results and leaving this blank may cause them to ignore by your profile.
  • Licenses, Awards, Certifications - List ALL of your licenses, awards and certifications here. You never know when a recruiter will be looking for a particular requirement and if you leave something off, you're not going to be considered for the job.
  • Skill Set Synopsis - Use these fields to "roll up" your time spent in the different positions you've held and the industries you've worked in. These fields are recruiter searchable so accuracy helps.
  • Industry Synopsis - Use these fields to "roll up" your time spent in the different industries you've worked in. These fields are recruiter searchable so again, accuracy helps.
  • Detailed Industry Experience - These fields are where you're going to communicate to the recruiters where you worked, for how long and what you did there. These fields are searchable by the recruiters so detail, accuracy and key words are going to help you here.
  • Detailed Education - List ALL of your education here. You never know when a recruiter will be looking for a particular education requirement and if you leave something off, you're not going to be considered for the job.
  • Preferred Job Location - Tell the recruiters where you are and how far away you would prefer to work. This will help them choose job seekers that are interested in specific job locations or areas.

Please take a few minutes and provide as much detail in your profile as you can. It'll be much easier on you and the recruiters.

Good luck with your job search,

The Roadtechs.com Staff


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hey Recruiters, Are You Missing the Boat?

These days, it's not enough to just post a job and wait for the resumes to slide in to your inbox. You have to be proactive, using multiple channels of communication to get the word out to the job seekers. Additionally, since everyone has a mobile phone now, job seekers expect data to be pushed to them in real time. The days of going home at the end of the day, kicking back and looking for work in the contractor weekly are long past.

The problem: Many recruiters aren't using the "Job Title" field (drop-down) when posting their jobs. If you're not using it, then you are missing job seeker contacts. Steve has been back-fitting Job Titles for a lot of posts, but we can only do so much and you shouldn't rely on us to pick the correct Job Title for your position posting.

Here's what happens when you use the "Job Title" field:
  • Your job will be immediately broadcast (via email and/or text message) to all job seekers looking for this position, who have signed up for Job Notify.
  • Our resume database will be searched based on the position you posted and you will receive an email from us with skill related Black Book job seeker profiles (assuming resumes exist for the position you're posting).
  • You will receive future emails (in real time) when skill related job seekers announce their availability for the Job Title you posted.
So, take that one extra step when you post and select the Job Title from the drop down that most closely matches the position you're posting. Some jobs are pretty obscure and you won't find a match, but that's pretty rare. It's a good bet that if you're not using the Job Title feature, your competition is.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Why Isn't Roadtechs.Com On Social Media?

We dabbled in social media (Facebook, Twitter...) a while back as a way to get more exposure to job posts and to provide another way for our uses to connect to the site. What we found was that the job posts really didn't get much more exposure, we opened ourselves to a lot of spam (and the constant clean-up required), and the only users we got any feedback from were the ones that use all caps and seem to have anger issues (typical social media trolls).

Long story short, for Roadtechs.com social media was a bust - too much pain for no gain. We prefer to concentrate our efforts on connecting job seekers with the jobs.

If you do need to connect with us, there is a mail link in the menu. We appreciate feedback from our users and clients, just keep it civil. When warranted, we'll reply as soon as we have the time.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hotsheets... What Are They?

Hotsheets contain all jobs of a particular type (Electrician, Welder, etc.) that were posted in the past 24 hours, condensed into an easy to read list and emailed to you at the end of the day (around 4PM-ish Pacific). They are only sent to subscribers who have opted in using the Hotsheet signup process. Roadtechs.com does not send unsolicited email. This is a good option for those that are short of time and can't be spending a lot of time searching the site for jobs.

Remember, Hotsheets are only sent to subscribers who verify their email address via a validation email. You may also want to have your email provider add us to the email white-list.

If no jobs were posted for the selected discipline in the previous 24 hours, then no HotSheet will be published for that day.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Yahoo Mail users and missing Hotsheets...

Hotsheets are only sent to subscribers who have opted in using the signup process (see this page for subscription instructions). Roadtechs.com does not send unsolicited email.

We're seeing a lot of disabled Hotsheet subscriptions for our subscribers using Yahoo email addresses. This is probably caused by a few Hotsheet subscribers reporting the Hotsheets to Yahoo Mail as spam instead of properly unsubscribing using the link right there in the Hotsheet. There isn't anything we can do about those folks who have already reported their Hotsheets as spam (or will in the future for that matter) or the overly agressive Yahoo Mail spam filtering. However, there are a few things you can do if you use Yahoo Mail and aren't receiving your Hotsheets:
  • Subscribe using an email address from your internet provider's domain (don't use Yahoo Mail to subscribe).
  • You can try to get Yahoo Mail to white-list emails from Roadtechs.com.
  • Always unsubscribe using the link in the Hotsheet or via your Black Book (if you have a Black Book account).
  • If your subscription is currently disabled, you can see the current Hotsheets here until your subscription is reestablished.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

More detail on Black Book and "Unavailable"...

If you are working and want to stop all communications from Roadtechs (Hotsheets, Job Notify, expire reminders, etc.), you can log into your profile and then:
  1. Go to the hotsheets tab and unsubscribe from any hotsheets
  2. Go to the Job Notify tab and cancel job notify
  3. Finially, go to the profile edit tab and set your profile availability to "unavailable"
That will stop all emails and prevent recruiters from accessing your profile.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

If you are currently working and do not want Black Book expiration reminder emails or recruiters calling with offers, then please make sure to set your Black Book profile availability setting to "Unavailable".


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

We have changed the page format a little to make them display better on mobile devices. The main menu is now located in the icon at the upper left corner of the page. Look for this icon:



The content of the menu hasn't really changed much, just how it displays initially.

You can also use this Menu page: https://www.roadtechs.com/menu.html



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