Tips to help you get your resume noticed
How jobs postings are advertised and how we apply for jobs has certainly change in the last few decades. Gone are the days of scanning the “Help Wanted” section of the local newspaper. Rarely are you requested to send hard copies of a standard resume with lots of formatting like bold and italic by regular mails. These days, companies harness the power of the web to cast a large net when searching for just-the-right-person by using job search sites, such as CareerBuilder and Indeed. You will most likely be asked to complete an online application, and submit your cover letter and resume with it. Often, the first look at the resume is done by a software program that scans resumes for key words related to the open position.
Read on to find out how you can tailor your resume so it has the best chance possible of finding its way to the desk of the hiring manager for further review!