For one, the vast majority of resumes are being handled digitally. Most employers today use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to store, sort, and score candidates’ resumes. Whether stored digitally or printed, your resume gives hiring managers a hint at what you believe to be your most important professional accomplishments. Read More.
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When a hiring manager looks through a pile of resumes, he or she scans each resume to find these keywords. Many companies even use applicant tracking systems (ATS), also known as talent management systems, to screen candidates for job openings.
One way an ATS works is to eliminate resumes that are missing certain keywords. If the software or the hiring manager does not detect any of the keywords in your resume or cover letter, your application might get thrown out. Read More.
2 Day Job Readiness Workshops Filling Up FAST!
Improve your chances of getting a new job by taking advantage of the Ready To Work NJ 2 Day Workshop! These 2 day workshops help with resume & cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, networking & social media tips.
Upcoming workshops are scheduled at:
- Union CC – April 25 & 26 – Contact John Radvany
- Middlesex CC – April 26 & 27 – Contact John Radvany
- Bergen CC – May 4 & 5 -Contact Monica Rock
- County College of Morris – May 4 & 11 – Contact Jaci Teune
Candidates may also receive a phone call from the participating Colleges. Note: if email link doesn’t work, please use the first initial last name @ njworkforce.org to send an email.