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it or not, we are all caught in the loop of modern technology.
Place a call to your favorite store or banking institution,
and you’re usually dealing with voicemail and automated
menus, rather than reaching a real individual.
same is now true when you send your resume to the human
resources department of major corporations (and in increasing
numbers, hiring managers at smaller companies).
Because hundreds or even thousands of individuals
apply for one opening, software that is preset to determine
applicant skills and qualifications is used to “weed out”
those individuals who don’t match the job criteria.
to make the most of a job search, it’s essential for the
modern resume to:
in a format that can be read by optical character recognition
(OCR) software, if the targeted company is using this
essential keywords* related to the job opening or industry.
Keywords are nouns or noun phrases that the software has
been programmed to search for.
The more keywords or “hits” the software finds in
the resume, the more
likely the document will be read
by a human resources professional.
In fact, for some federal job openings, a resume
must have a 95% or higher hit rate if the candidate is to
be given serious consideration -- that is, a moment of the
hiring authority’s time, and perhaps even an interview.
doesn’t have to be when you know the tricks of the trade
in creating this modern resume.
The essentials include: