Weekly Job Byte

ATS Bots: 12 Rules to get your resume past the bot army to be read by an actual human being
Do you remember, perhaps 5 years ago, when you’d post a resume to a given job board, possibly two, and then sit back to field all of the interest that your resume had garnered? Or instead, you’d email a handful of recruiters that specialize in your industry and line up interviews from there?

Now, fast forward to today. If I upload my resume to seven job boards and apply to a series of roles that I know I qualify for, I sit back and….crickets. The next day, tumbleweeds. The next day, same. Wait, what it the hell is happening here?! Even my old friend Lisa at Company’s Company didn’t call me – and she’s been my friend since childhood! Ew. Unfriended. Read More.

A Visual View Of Resume Keywords
Have you ever made a word cloud? The most popular version of a word (or tag) cloud generator is Wordle, but there are many other options out there. Teachers love creating word clouds for visual learners because it helps the student see the most frequently used vocabulary in a text.  But you can use your favorite word cloud generator to compare the frequency of words in a job opening and your resume. Read More.

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Resume 101:  How to use keywords

When you think “keywords,” you probably think “SEO” (search engine optimization)—and you’re right. Keywords are search terms that help people find what they’re looking for online. But in the job search world, they help recruiters find you!

Just like smart websites use the right keywords to make sure people find them in Google or other search engines, smart job seekers sprinkle keywords throughout a resume to make sure their resume is found when a recruiter searches for a specific job candidate, or someone with very specific skills.

Recruiters use software that processes and sorts resumes (applicant tracking systems) to find you—and those ATS “robots” use keywords to do their job. Read More.

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