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Are you struggling with your resume, trying to figure out how to beat the maddening Applicant Tracking System?  For what it is worth, you are in a club of colleagues that is big and distinguished.  The membership includes almost everyone – well, 80 percent of the “everyones” who submit their resume online but who end up in the black hole of rejection.

It is a waste of time to argue with an algorithm, so we have created an approach that may enhance your chances, which today are about 152 to one. 

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It is a waste of time to argue with an algorithm, so we have created an approach that may enhance your chances, which today are about 152 to one. 

When you see a job for which you are well qualified, follow these steps:

  1. Fill in your Key Word/Key Phrase inventory sheet based on your reading of the online job description.
  2. Incorporate those words and phrases in your Professional Summary and your scope of responsibility and accomplishment descriptions for employer experience 
  3. Check off the keywords and phrases on the inventory sheet each time you use a keyword or phrase.

If you are not at 80 percent or higher, start over.