Are you frustrated that you are not getting responses from prospective employers when you submit your resume? Do you feel like your resume is disappearing into a dark hole when you apply online?
Three vital steps can improve your chances:
- Tailor your resume to address the needs of the employer. Use a professional summary at the top of your resume to accomplish this goal.
- Format your resume for Applicant Tracking Systems. Bigger organizations use this technology to screen resumes and eliminate unqualified applicants. If your resume design and formatting are too fancy that, too, can create a problem.
- Incorporate keywords and phrases from the on-line job posting into your Professional Summary. Even if your resume is reviewed manually, this will help you stand out from your competitors. Spell check. Misspelled words or typos can get you booted with some ATS systems
These are easy fixes that can help you accelerate your search.
The rules of the job market have changed. If you have questions or need more information, email us at YourCareerSuccess@JohnGSelf.Com.