GMAC Needs YOU! (And $4.5 Million)
There’s a lot of talk about Cerberus’ favorite automotive and sub-prime housing lender—sorry “bank” relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina, where CEO Al de Molina hangs his hat and, presumably, shelters a chunk of his $11.6M annual compensation. Hey, see it from Big Al’s perspective: Congress’ desire to kill the corporate jet market in the name of populism means GMAC’s main man can’t commute to Motown in a Gulfstream anymore. Or see it from Charlotte’s perspective: they’re happy to lure the $6 billion federal bailout queen with a $4.49M grant. WHAT? Not even a “loan”? Wow. Desperate times, eh? Anyway, Detroit’s loss could be your gain. Here’s how [via WCNC.com]:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Job seekers hoping to land one of 200 new positions at GMAC Finance are being directed to the company’s website, officials said Friday.
GMAC, which already operates a corporate office and a call center in Charlotte, is expanding its business into retail banking and will hire the new employees over the next two years, company representatives said.
Online applications have become common for large companies, according to Rick Sears, an executive recruiter who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, including GMAC.
“They’re probably going to get 30 to 40-thousand applicants in the Charlotte-area alone, so they have to automate that.”
Sears offers several suggestions on how applicants can stand out among all of the job seekers completing the online forms.
Applicants should note industry jargon and similar words which are included in job descriptions and plug the same terms into their résumés, Sears said.
Companies often search for the keywords in sorting through applicants, using computer software and low-level employees, he said.
Incomplete applications are typically discarded, Sears said, so it’s important to make sure every field is completed.
An exception would be applications which ask for social security numbers. Sears said applicants should never provide a social security number on an online application.
Finally, Sears said a follow-up call or e-mail is encouraged.
“You have to show assertiveness that you really want this job,” he said, adding that applicants should not be overly aggressive.
While GMAC does not offer any direct contact information for hiring managers on its career website, Sears said you can often find executives on social networking websites including Facebook and LinkedIn.
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