Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The Job of finding a Job!!
So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.
The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!
As you all know when you apply to a job, your resume goes into a huge database, were the recruiter then searches based on skills and buzz words. The problem is of course sometimes it is hard to know what words they will search on, and without these words in your resume someplace, you resume may not get pulled as being a fit for a position.
Well here are a few of the little secrets to help.
First look carefully at the job description, odds are the buzz words the recruiter will search on, will be listed in the job description someplace. Find them and ensure they are on your resume someplace and you will be fine.
Secondly and this is huge. Not only make sure your resume lists the words that you find based on the job description (JD) but ensure that it includes any other possible words. Due your research, use a thesaurus; use the internet to find out what words are being used to describe what you do. Now off course you cannot just put all these words on your resume, it will be very hard to find out how to do that, without being obvious, and making your resume to long and this leads to the third secret.
Thirdly, once you have your list of buzz/search terms; type them on your resume, separating each with a comma. Type them at the top or at the bottom it does not matter. Now change the font to 1, and change the color to white. This will make all those word invisible to the human eye, but guess what the ATS(applicant tracking system), HRIS (Human Resources, information System), or whatever database they are using, will still be able to read them, and your resume will still be marked as having those buzz/search terms, and you will be looked at for the position. Search on this post for the word Bio, you will see it show up twice, bio but your eyes will only see one.
Remember once your resume is selected as having the right buzz words, the recruiter or whomever will read the resume to see what you have done and how it fits JD, and in the end that is the idea,
So apparently there are some who think a candidate will take the time to do what I outlined above for a job they are not qualified for. Hence some of your comments. First if any candidate would take the time to do as I said and not even remotely be qualified for the job the applied for it will not matter as they will come up any way. You can guarantee someplace were the human eye can see will be at least 1 if not several of the buzz words in the JD ensuring that there profile will have gotten pulled up. IN stead of thinking about the few that will come up that will not be qualified think about the many more that will come up now that are qualified. I mean most recr4uiters alw2ays complain candidates do not read the JD, they do not ensure their resumes show what they can do as it relates to the JD, that is all we are talking about here. IF any of you would have read my post some time ago on writing a resume you would know that I am referring to optimizing a resume for a positions JD that matches to what you can do. But I guess I should have expected some to think ill of people first instead of good.