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Resume Keyword Stuffing: The Opposite of Optimization for Job Seekers

resume keyword stuffing

Many hiring professionals use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to narrow down applicant pools. Savvy job seekers have responded by researching ATS and learning about keyword optimization.

Some have resorted to resume keyword stuffing…   

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As Technology Changes: Is a Traditional Cover Letter Still Necessary?

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Job seekers hate writing them and hiring managers get bored reading them, so why is a traditional cover letter still necessary? Many wishful thinkers have emphatically declared cover letters dead in recent years.

But the fact remains: cover letters still stand between you and many available jobs…   

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How to Beat the Job Boards (Even with a Boring Resume) [Infographic]

Beat the Job Boards (and automated resume screening) Infographic

A candidate that learns how to use the employer’s ATS to their advantage can gain a significant edge. And this infographic from ResumeHacking.com shows you exactly how to do that.

Pay close attention. Then use these techniques to beat the job boards… even with a boring resume.   

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How to Write an Optimal Resume That Gets Results


There is no such thing as a perfect resume. Regardless of how much time you spend rewriting every word, there is always something that can be improved.

Luckily, your resume doesn’t need to be perfect in order to help you land jobs. Creating an “optimal” resume is enough to get great results…   

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Resume Gets Noticed

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As you may already know, Applicant tracking systems (ATS) is a software platform that enables an employer to electronically handle job candidate information, including the resume you submitted online.

Even though each ATS is different, there are some things you can do to take more control over how effectively your application is processed…   

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How to Triple Your Chances of Getting the Job Interview

Get the Job Interview

Tell us if this sounds familiar… You’ve found the perfect job, you’ve spent days injecting your resume with high-impact action verbs and evidence-backed accomplishments, and you’re confident about your chances. Ready to put your best foot forward, you loop back to the job posting in search of the recruiter’s email address, only to find a blue “apply now” button in its place. You take the bait—you’ve come this far, after all—and realize you’ve run full speed into job hunter purgatory: the applicant tracking system. This is actually a pretty common scenario: For most of us, the applicant tracking system doesn’t cross   

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