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Old 08-01-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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I've heard that Taleo will throw out most people and that if you have any gaps, you probably shouldn't apply. Is this true?

I've heard a lot more bad about Taleo than good at any rate.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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then network with the manager and hand them a copy of your resume

you are trying too hard to stay unemployed
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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then network with the manager and hand them a copy of your resume

you are trying too hard to stay unemployed
I've never had any luck with Taleo and have heard that many didn't have any luck (even if they had far more experience than me) than I did.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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taleo isnt your problem, thats what you dont recognize

i do fine with it because i know people at company already. i apply and they know to look for my application
it isnt like someone cant manually search for applications, it isnt automatically deleted on taleo

if you cant get past taleo, its something with your resume/network and not the system. put the blame on the right thing and not a computer software. really, did you think if you can get past the computer screen, then you can get past the "in person" screen? if you can do that, the computer part is only formality
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:14 PM
 
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Taleo can be frustrating.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:33 PM
 
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You won't know if you don't try. You are defeated without even doing anything.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I've heard that Taleo will throw out most people and that if you have any gaps, you probably shouldn't apply. Is this true?

I've heard a lot more bad about Taleo than good at any rate.
I personally HATE Taleo. But As far as I know, it will filter based on criteria that the company specifies. If they want a degree and you don't have one, you'll be filtered, etc.

I figure it's always worth a shot to apply, though it gets tiresome filling out all the same information over and over. But you won't know until you try!
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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You won't know if you don't try. You are defeated without even doing anything.
I tried many times. Never got through these things. Another thing that I've almost decided to stop trying is the personality tests. Those I've done and never have even gotten an interview from them.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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I don't even bother filling out on-line company apps any more unless specifically asked to. Waste of time.

Networking is where it is at.

When someone asks to see your resume, you know they are going to look at it.

If you aren't willing or good at networking, you need to apply for jobs you are qualified for. And that doesn't mean that you think you are qualified for, but that the employer feels you are qualified.

Specifications to kick out applicants is set by the employer. Unfortunately, most employers will have ridiculous requirements and throw out a lot of very good candidates.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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I don't even bother filling out on-line company apps any more unless specifically asked to. Waste of time.

Specifications to kick out applicants is set by the employer. Unfortunately, most employers will have ridiculous requirements and throw out a lot of very good candidates.
And what does the specifications have to do with online applications? They would have same requirements if it were screened by person such as before the 1990s
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