Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Land the Job You Want

Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Land the Job You Want

It takes time to create a great resume. You have to sit and think about each and every word or achievement. You have to figure out what the hiring manager wants to hear. You have to take the time to review each and every line in order to make sure it presents yourself in the best light possible. 

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Are Your Online Job Applications Falling into the Black Hole?

Are Your Online Job Applications Falling into the Black Hole?

These days the first person to look at your resume is not likely to be a person, but a computer. To deal with the sheer onslaught of job applicants, most medium- and large-sized companies use an automated tracking system (ATS) to do the first screening of resumes and applications to decide which ones move forward for a further look by a human or fall into the “black hole,” the corporate database for rejected applications.

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4 Reasons You Should Not Add Photo on Resume

4 Reasons You Should Not Add Photo on Resume

You might be surprised, but one of the top mistakes many recent grads make in job applications is including a photo in their resume when it is not required. Unlike social media where a display photo is quite common, resumes typically do not accompany pictures unless it is an understood requirement of the industry (i.e. modeling, acting, etc).

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