The adage in the title is very misleading, especially for people in transition or otherwise contemplating a career change. Not only is the contention untrue but also in fact it hinders the ability to get what you want. Furthermore, it gives a false sense of positive feeling. For example, a person in transition is told […]
I recently read an article that referred to the applicant tracking system, the automated process companies use to narrow down qualified candidates, as the resume black hole.
Most of the resumes employers receive either as hard copies or that are uploaded electronically reside in databases. If those databases were in graphic form, each resume would resemble a lonely tombstone in a cemetery. In the majority of cases, submitting resumes is futile because they get resurrected only if they include keywords—specifically, those keywords […]
Eighty percent of all submitted resumes (and 100 percent of resumes sent to Fortune 1000 companies) get scanned by software commonly known as an applicant-tracking system (ATS), and such scanned resumes are stored on a server in a digitized format. Humans are seeing your resume only if it resurfaces based on a query. That’s why […]
If you’ve been searching for a job, talked to anyone else searching for a job, or asked anyone for advice about searching for a job, chances are the topic of resume keywords has come up. Good keywords, overused keywords, industry specific keywords, too many keywords, not enough keywords – it can become a bit confusing. […]