Resume Tips for Today’s High Tech Job Search
Francine Fabricant | 31 July 2018 | no comments
Writing a resume for today’s job search can be complicated. Employers use high-tech recruiting tools, such as applicant tracking software and online job boards. With these high-tech tools, simple resume errors, such as typos and grammatical mistakes, and even omissions, such as leaving off a specific, sought-after skill, can derail all of your hard work. That’s because the high-tech job search is driven by the search process. Employers type in their search criteria, and the best matches are found.
But what are these terms that employers are so eagerly seeking?
The secret is that, in most cases, employers want you to know the terms they’re seeking and they’ve already told you! The job listing is often filled with all the key skills and qualifications employers think will result in their dream candidate. They’ll be searching for those terms, and you can use them to write your resume and cover letter.
If you don’t have some of the skills they list, don’t despair. Instead, try to work them into your career planning. For instance, you might be able to find a committee or project in which you can volunteer using one of those skills. As soon as you start using a new skill, you can add it to your resume in an appropriate section highlighting your current experience. Then, carefully spellcheck and proofread your resume, to make sure all those great assets will be found by the robots reading your resume!
Want to know how your resume matches an employer’s wish list, uh, I mean, job listing? Try the tool on Jobscan for scanning your resume and target job listing side by side.
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