Resume Development (Step Two)

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Connecting Your Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Pitch

What do your resume, LinkedIn profile, and two-minute pitch have in common? Well, each of these items are crucial snapshots of your skills, experience, and career, and therefore are vital tools to use when you’re on the job search. By emphasizing your skills, abilities, accomplishments, and experiences, it allows you to position yourself when it…

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Eye-Opening Facts You Must Know About Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Job hunters and applicant tracking systems are like vinegar and oil. The two can feel like they’re almost impossible to mix together.

However, with a bit of vigorous shaking, that vinegar and oil can become a nice salad dressing. To shake up a stalled job search, it’s time to stop believing an ATS is your enemy and start understanding how they work so you can use them to your advantage. Getting the facts is a great place to start.

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A Strong Resume Starts with a Summary Statement

Are you feeling stuck in your current position? It’s time to reposition your resume so you can find the job you want. Whether you’re an accountant who wants to go into sales or an operations manager who dreams of being a personal trainer, you face the same challenge: convincing people that, even without the experience, you can handle the new position. Here’s how to position yourself for the job you want, even if you’ve been typecast in the same role for years:

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Beating the Bots: 9 Resume Do’s and Don’ts For Getting Past the ATS

ATS refers to applicant tracking system and is the technology that most human resource departments use to manage the hiring process. While it can be time-saving and cost effective for companies, it can be the bane of existence for job seekers. It also beats hearing “I’ll keep your resume on file.“ Consider this: You have the perfect…

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Resume Insight: Process- vs. Project-Oriented Accomplishments

Being able to list your accomplishments in a compelling and memorable way on your resume is an important part of catching a hiring manager’s eye. However, this is often easier said than done. Accomplishment statements are short, measurable, and results-focused. Start by writing down your most recent position. State your title and your company name, and list…

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How to Optimize Your Resume for an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Used to save time and money while honing in top talent, applicant tracking systems (ATS) streamline the hiring process at companies big and small. The ATS process, however, has become a major hurdle for job hunters. After spending hours filling out forms and uploading documents, well-qualified applicants are left wondering why they’re not being interviewed for…

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