Weekly Job Byte

Top Resume Formats You Need to Try

How can you be certain your job search process is not outdated? With the workplace evolving at a breakneck pace, it just makes sense that your resume should evolve, too. New resume formats are making it easier than ever to highlight the very best parts of your work experience.

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.


​​5 Tips to Navigate Today’s Job Market
Navigating the job market is difficult. In the last decade, things have changed dramatically with how people should conduct their job search, from the resources they use to identify job leads, to how they pursue those leads, to tools they can leverage to assist, to systems that companies utilize to prioritize applicants, to the “digital background checks” companies use to screen applicants.

To help you navigate your job search effectively and confidently, here are five tips. Read More.


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​Resume Keywords and Tips for Using Them
Keywords are words that relate to particular requirements for a job. They are skills, abilities, credentials, and qualities that a hiring manager looks for in a candidate.

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.


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