Weekly Job Byte

Understanding How Companies Use Applicant Tracking Software to Review Your Resume

Applicant tracking systems help HR managers and recruiters quickly narrow a field of hundreds of candidates. This type of computer software saves staff time and money as corporations try to make the hiring process more efficient. Employees usually must get past an applicant tracking system before a person in human resources looks at a resume closer, and the first step to retooling your resume includes understanding how employers use this software. Read More.

Score an Interview by Using Keywords in Your Resume
Everyone talks about keywords nowadays when the subject of resumes comes up. They are essential to getting in the door for an interview. If you don’t use them, you’re not showing the employer that you have what they’re looking for, and you’ll likely get passed by.

Keywords can be difficult to extract, and you may be asking, “What exactly is considered a keyword? How do I find them? And how do I know if I’m using the right ones?” Keywords or key phrases come in multiple varieties and can be found throughout a job description. Read More.

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5 Hiring Trends To Watch In 2016

As 2016 gets into full swing, we’re beginning to see several key hiring trends develop. Based on my insights as a former recruiter, I believe these themes bode well for job seekers looking to make the most of their career this year by finding a new job. Here are five trends job seekers can leverage in finding their next great role:

1. Job offers will include more perks and benefits. According to Mercer, salary increases this year are projected to be 2.9%. So, if you’re planning on remaining in your current job, chances are your raise will not be significant (if you receive one at all). Read More.

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