As if the Lance Armstrong revelations were not enough, dopers are beginning to show up in the most unexpected places. The job search? Believe it.
There are literally tens of thousands of job seekers who are doping to maximize their job search prospects. In a tentative economy and a tight job market who can blame them? From a job seeker who requested to remain anonymous, “If I can send out twenty resumes in a week, each of which is ideally tailored to the job requisition with as little effort as possible, why wouldn’t I? Before I started doping, it used to take much more effort just to do five resumes a week. Now I’m getting interviews that I could never get before. The more interviews I have setup the more confident I can be; the more confident I can be, the more success I can have.” And success he has. He has an offer on the table, but is holding off on accepting it until he completes his final interview with a competitor.
While the job search is inherently difficult, job seekers are confronting employment challenges that few ever expected to face in their lifetime. Job seekers are getting no reply to the jobs they have applied to. In the absence of even a simple acknowledgement, people begin to question if they have accomplished anything of value in their career. Dejection begins to set in. Those with the fortitude to press on are saddled with a discouraging work to reward ratio. It takes too many job applications to get even a single interview. Eventually, even the most head strong job seekers begin to succumb to a sense of futility. The solitary nature of the job search compounds the sense of futility and this creates a breeding ground for doping.
What benefits are job seekers getting from doping? Tailored resumes that get results. Identifying a resume and making the modifications needed to become an ideally suited candidate is extremely easy. There is no mishmash of files and folders to encumber your effort. Select the resume, clone it, refine it, send it, exhale. Do this enough times and you will always have the perfect resume with no effort. This is where the euphoria kicks in – the job search gets easier and easier. Moreover, doping job seekers have all of their resumes automatically stripped of hidden meta data that could possibly compromise their job application. Couple that with generically named resumes, resumes backdated to a date prior to the job posting and sent in any number of formats (pdf, docx, doc, html, etc.) and you have job seekers cycling past the competition.
The job seekers dope of choice? JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, scientifically known as maximus paycheck regularis. On the street, locker rooms, and crack houses of America it is simply known as ‘JobTabs’. Unless the DEA intervenes, the doping is going to be an increasingly larger factor in the employment process. Whether it be JobTabs’ resume handling, networking facilities or any number of features, JobTabs is giving an advantage to job seekers who had been getting passed over.
Ultimately, all job seekers will have to make the decision as to whether or not they want inject their candidacy with what JobTabs has to offer. There are currently no tests to determine if a job seeker has been using JobTabs and there does not appear to be movement to ban JobTabs from the job application process. According to JobTabs, LLC President John Coffey, “If a job seeker can move to the top of the resume stack, as long as he complies with the law and is ethical, he has every right to do so.” He went on to say, “In a highly competitive environment, every job seeker should leverage every advantage they can. Those that refuse to adapt to the changing landscape will be left behind.”
More research can be conducted on the JobTabs phenomenon at www.jobtabs.com.
John Coffey is the President of JobTabs, LLC. Through JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, thousands of job seekers have taken control of their destiny in finding new and fulfilling careers. JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder motivates job seekers by making the job search easier by a huge order of magnitude. John Coffey can be reached via his website at JobTabs Job Search & Resume Builder, by email via jpcoffey at jobtabs.com, and by phone at 404-255-0248.