Jul 26, 2015

How to create an effective resume that businesses will notice?

It may not be quite as difficult as it was a few years ago to get a response to a resume submission, but it seems that a lot of companies don’t even look at my resume and I just get a form letter rejecting me. That’s assuming I get any response at all. What can someone do to differentiate their resume and make it stand out from all the others that are flooding HR departments?
Lola has a great answer for this question. Getting a resume noticed is very tough indeed these days.
One thing that is important to keep in mind is that many times an actual human will NEVER see your resume at large corporations. You have to make through an automated screening process that filters out the vast majority of resumes before they even reach the people in charge. It's called an ATS (Applicant Tracking System), and you have to get past it to even have a chance of getting noticed.

ITworld has an article on it that gives some pointer. My main takeaway: use a lot of keywords the same way you would for SEO of a website. Article: http://www.itworld.com/article/2877257/get-your-resume-past-the-robots-how-to-beat-hrs-mechanical-gatekeepers.html#slide1
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