Well-crafted career stories can be a powerful tool to show a prospective employer what kind of worker you are. And, when you craft your stories ahead of time, you’re less likely to stray off topic, talk too much or give information that you’d rather not.
The 5 Job Interview Stories That Will Get You Hired – The Savvy Intern
Preparing for your interview will not only help keep you relaxed, but helps your chances of getting hired. These 5 Interview Stories are examples of winning stories that helped people, just like you, get hired. Did you know that the library has books specifically about preparing for job interviews? Take a look at this article, then come in to the library and take a look at the books we have that will have you feeling confident, ready and able to tackle your next employer with the confidence you already have!
Preparación para la entrevista no sólo ayudará a mantenerte relajado, pero ayuda sus posibilidades de ser contratado. Estos 5 Historias son ejemplos de entrevistas que les ayudaran ser contratados. ¿Sabía usted que la biblioteca tiene libros específicamente sobre cómo prepararse para una entrevista de trabajo? Echa un vistazo a este artículo, después ven a la biblioteca y echa un vistazo a los libros que tenemos que le va sentirse seguro, dispuesto y capaz de hacer frente a su próximo empleador con la confianza que ya tiene!
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In fact, what matters most to applicant tracking systems is the uniqueness or “rarity” of the keyword or the keyword phrase, says Ciampi. That is, the keywords and phrases must be specific to a particular job ad. Applicant tracking systems, which “see” all job ads a company has ever published, determine which keywords and phrases in a specific job ad are unique to that job ad, says Ciampi.
Jon Ciampi, CEO of Preptel, explaining how Applicant Tracking Systems Work (Career Geek Blog)
If you’ve applied online to anywhere from a local small business to a major multinational employer, you have used an Applicant Tracking System. It is a complete break from the past and a new way to select employees. Want to know how it works? Click on the link to see how you can avoid being part of the 75% of applicants that are automatically rejected by this new method of hiring employees. This link by Cio.com will also give you 5 Insider Secrets for optimizing your resume for an ATS. A major difference: Cio.com recommends making your resume longer than a page.
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When it comes to writing a resume, any advantage counts. With so many people applying, making your resume look different yet not abandoning the standards of a resume’s style is a tightrope walk. Candidates looking to get ahead read this article, “What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces (Smashing Magazine) because understanding what fonts work best for readability help recruiters get to the actual points your resume is trying to get across. While written for Graphic Designers, looking out of the box and applying principles not normally found in Resume writing shows recruiters you’ve gone the extra mile to catch their attention. They will notice, and you will succeed.
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Are you working on contract for an employer, but want to become permanent? What would be the best way to go, in order to make your job permanent? Ask A Manager explains the situation in the blog post we’ve linked to. If you’ve gotten referrals to managers from co-workers or supervisors, these are some helpful tips to make the most out of the information you have. Make sure to make copies of your resume and a note explaining who gave you the information. It’s no guarantee, but it can help you get closer to the job you want.
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A recent study indicated that over 70% of Fortune 1000 companies are now using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) which is the software that interprets your resume, feeds it into a central repository, and ranks it according to keywords.
For example, Microsoft gets about 50,000 resumes per week, so they need a system that will automatically review these and only show those that are a good fit. HR also wants to ensure compliance with EEOC rules so they will insist that your resume goes through the ATS.
-Don Goodman, New Resume Black Holes: Applicant Tracking Systems
Feeling discouraged by sending out applications and resumes, yet never getting a callback? If you’ve followed all the rules for the making your resume stand out but still haven’t gotten a call, it may be how your resume is read by an Applicant Tracking System.
What is an Applicant Tracking System? Used by large employers, an Applicant Tracking System sorts a large amount of applications and ranks keywords in your resume to determine whether you should continue to the next stage of the hiring process. Don Goodman has written an excellent article titled, “New Resume Black Holes: Applicant Tracking Systems” that help job-seekers avoid this frustrating problem. Because every Applicant Tracking System is a little different, it’s not a be-all, end-all primer on being the highest rated in an Applicant Tracking System. But it will help you think differently when you format your resume. Remember that when you apply to a large employer, the first person evaluating your resume is a computer. So make sure you follow these tips to avoid the Black Hole.
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If you are searching for a job, chances are that you have passed out your résumé numerous times with no callbacks. The problem may not be that you are under qualified, but you may be overwhelming employers with unnecessary information. You may want to make revisions, as we list five top outdated elements on résumés.
-5 Outdated Resume Elements – Employmentguide.com
Writing a Resume has never been straightforward. Finding the right words and the proper style targeting what the hiring manager wants to see requires a lot of savvy. Because employers only spend a few seconds looking at a resume, you want to make sure you don’t have any unnecessary information on your resume. If you haven’t updated your resume in a few years, check out this article. Remove any information or sections that may be sending your resume into the wastebasket. If you have an objective statement, Personal Information, “References Available upon request”, list all positions held or jargon, make sure to take a look!
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10 Words you Should Remove from your Resume Right Now – The Huffington Post
- Extensive experience
- Track record
- Problem solving
Make sure to avoid using these 10 Words from your resume! A Linkedin Survey determined the 10 most overused words on a person’s profile and determined that they have been overused, and therefore should be removed. Think about it. Rather than list these words, explain to an employers why you’re motivated, have extensive experience, a track record, etc. The words, on their own, are empty unless you have the information specifically placed on your resume. Or, make sure to elaborate on your cover letter why you believe you are creative, or motivated. With these tips in mind, make sure to periodically review your resume, and remove or update any information that you think would make employers scratch their heads or assume any information about you.
Don’t forget, that the library has a Career Center with a collection of Resume and Cover letter books to help you with writing the perfect resume for you. Come visit us, and see what we could do for you.
Is anyone guilty here of using these buzzwords? How are you replacing them?
Don Goodman, president of Resume Writing Service – About Jobs, is a nationally recognized career expert. Here is his advice on how to properly clean up your resume:
10 Things to take off your resume
Cleaning up your resume to make the best impression!