Battle the Bot: How to get Your Resume Read by a Real Human Being

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Did you know that nearly 75% of resumes are never seen by human eyes? An increasing number of companies are adding an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) each year, as it can sort through hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes in the time it takes a hiring manager to get through a handful. The good news is that it’s fairly easy to get through the system and have your resume seen by an actual human being, as long as you follow these four tips: Continue reading “Battle the Bot: How to get Your Resume Read by a Real Human Being”

Want to Get Your Resume Seen? Know How to Beat the ATS

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Because companies can get hundreds of applications for one job, roughly 75% of them have introduced an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to their screening process. An ATS searches resumes for keywords and information, meaning that it can quickly scan a resume for specifics, which can save hiring managers countless hours during the hiring process. If you have a resume full of highly attractive skills and experience, yet find that you aren’t hearing back from employers, it may be that your resume is not ATS-friendly. To ensure that hiring managers are actually seeing your resume, here are four tips for getting past an ATS’s electronic eyes: Continue reading “Want to Get Your Resume Seen? Know How to Beat the ATS”

Getting By an Applicant Tracking System

If you find that your resume isn’t getting the response you have hoped for, it may be because it isn’t making it to the hiring managers. Recent studies have shown that 72% of resumes are not seen by employers at all. The reason for this is that many companies are using an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to filter resumes. An ATS searches resumes for highly specific keywords and information. If you are not hearing back from employers, it may be that your resume isn’t ATS-friendly. To ensure your resume gets into human hands, here are four tips for getting past an ATS’s electronic eyes: Continue reading “Getting By an Applicant Tracking System”

Resume Writing Tips for the Age of Automation

Here at the ACT-1 Group, we often find that job candidates are hampered by a resume that’s formatted poorly and fails to express the candidates’ unique qualifications for the job at hand.

A clean, easy-to-follow resume that illustrates not just your skills for the job but the career path you took to acquire them is what hiring managers want to see. Dedication to craft, commitment to employers and a focused career plan are what shortlist candidates for an interview. Continue reading “Resume Writing Tips for the Age of Automation”

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