The Best Way to Beat the Online Job Search Systems

The Best Way to Beat the Online Job Search Systems

Best Practices for Working With Applicant Tracking Systems When applying for a specific position, include that job title on the résumé. Use the descriptors “phone:” and “email:” in front of the phone number and email address so the applicant tracking system (ATS) can...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Online Job Search Systems

Everything You Wanted to Know About Online Job Search Systems

Frequently Asked Questions: Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)   Question: How do I know if a company uses applicant tracking system software? More than one-fourth of all companies use some kind of an applicant tracking system to manage applications...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Online Job Search Systems

Do NOT Make this Mistake on Your Job Search

Can I Get A “Generic” Résumé? Unfortunately, it is not possible to create an effective “generic” résumé that will be truly effective in helping you land your dream job. A résumé that is not tailored towards a specific type of position is a “career obituary” and tells...
The Biggest Resume Mistake You Could Be Making

The Biggest Resume Mistake You Could Be Making

Résumés use a unique style of writing to emphasize brevity in order to maximize the reader’s time. Many people find this style of writing a bit confusing when they first encounter it, so I wanted to clarify for you how résumés are written. Résumé Tense Examples:...
Dispelling the One-Page Résumé Myth

Dispelling the One-Page Résumé Myth

There is no “rule” that a résumé should be only one page. In fact, there are many instances when a multi-page résumé is not only appropriate, it’s expected. Length is not the only consideration for a résumé’s effectiveness. Yet, the one-page résumé myth persists....
The Best Way to Write Your Resume Bullets

The Best Way to Write Your Resume Bullets

Accomplishments demonstrate your skills and experience. It’s one thing to claim you can do something — it’s another to prove you’ve done it. When collecting accomplishments for a job search, consider the key areas of competency required for success in the position you...

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