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15 Things You Should NOT Include in a Resume
In today’s competitive job market, employers receive approximately 250 job applications for every open position. Ninety-five percent of large organizations use software known as an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen applications and eliminate the least qualified applicants.

If your resume is among the lucky 25 percent of applications that make it past the dreaded bots, it still must pass muster with the recruiter or hiring manager. With so many applications flooding their inboxes, it’s no wonder that the average recruiter skims a resume for only six seconds before deciding if the applicant belongs in the “no” pile. Read More.


The Real Reason Your Resume Is Not Getting You Any Interviews 
If you’re like many job seekers, you are struggling to connect with hiring managers. You send out tons of resumes, carefully reviewed to ensure that you’ve incorporated keywords from the job posting, and still — crickets.

So, what gives?

Most likely, what you’re experiencing is the newest form of resume…Read More.


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Over 98% of Fortune 500 Companies Use ATS

Applicant tracking systems, or ATS, are a type of software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring processes. There are hundreds of companies developing ATS software and each system offers a different package of features. That said, ATS are primarily used to help hiring companies collect and organize large numbers of applicants.
Job seekers interact with an ATS just about any time they submit a resume through an online form. Rather than manually reviewing each resume, recruiters and hiring managers can search for resumes base on keywords, or have the system filter or automatically rank applicants. Read More.

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