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Wordsmithing Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

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Wordsmithing your resume can be challenging, even frustrating.

But doing it well is one of the keys to getting past the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) used by most companies today…

   

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Before the Big Day: Job Interview Research to Get You Ahead of the Pack

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If you have been called for an interview, congratulations! You stood out from a huge group of applicants. However, you still need to beat out an average of five other people that the hiring manager thought were just as suitable for the position as you. Your resume proved that you are qualified, but the interview is your chance to prove that you are more excited and more prepared to take on the role than any of the other candidate. How are you supposed to do that? Pre-interview research.   

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Knock-Out Questions: How to Avoid Auto-Rejection When Applying for Work

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When applying for jobs online, most of us focus on crafting a perfect resume and writing a cover letter that will make a great impression.

However, there is another gatekeeper standing between you and a job interview that is less forgiving than either of those: application knockout questions.   

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How to Tell When an Applicant Tracking System is Reading Your Resume

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The first step to beating the system is knowing when an ATS is reading your resume.

Here are 4 things that can help you spot an Applicant Tracking System…   

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The Social Media Job Search: How to Attract Recruiters and Find the Perfect Gig

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Are you using social media to attract recruiters and find the internship you really want? Or nail down that great full-time gig?

86% of workers who are still within their first decade of employment use or have¬†used social media to seek out jobs…   

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How to Be Found When a Recruiter Does a LinkedIn Search

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LinkedIn is where serious professionals come together to accomplish all of these goals. And recruiters know it.

87% of recruiters use a LinkedIn search to vet and source job candidates…   

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