In my last blog I wrote about Applicant Tracking Systems and how recruitment agencies and larger employers use them to short list suitable candidates. So, the question remains - How do you get your Resume past the electronic gate keeper and into the hands of the human selecting candidates for interview?
Unfortunately, it isn’t a precise science, but there are a few things you can do to help you move to the second stage of the selection process.
Read the job advertisement carefully! Did you hear me? Read it! Not only will you learn a bit about the employer, but you will gain valuable information on key skills and attributes they are looking for in a candidate. Some skills might be clearly listed but others will be buried in the blurb at the start of the advert that most people skip over.
Note the key skills and attributes. Now……make sure your Resume includes as many of those key words as possible in the description of your work experience and career highlights. i.e. logical, well phrased sentences.
A few other tips recruitment professionals have given me over time include:
As I said earlier, it isn’t an exact science but following a few tips can improve your prospects. Contact Present Professionally and let us help you put your best foot forward.
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