Should you create separate resumes? One for an ATS and one for a human?
Initially used by only the largest of organizations, ATS have become commonplace among large organizations. An estimated 95% of Fortune 500 corporations use an ATS. Medium-sized businesses are using them too. If you’ve uploaded your resume to one of the major job platforms such as Indeed or CareerBuilder, your resume has probably been scanned by an ATS....
What is an ATS and How to Make Your Resume ATS-Friendly
Not every job seeker is a fan of ATS, believing that the systems block qualified candidates from getting in front of a human decision-maker. But, when you understand how and why recruiters and talent managers use these systems, you can begin to put the ATS to work for you. ...
Should you customize your resume? Yes, here’s why.
“Why should I spend hours customizing my resume for a single job application when recruiters only look at it for 6 seconds!” Maybe you’ve seen this question asked by job searchers on LinkedIn or maybe you’ve asked it yourself. While there are lots of possible answers to this question, the simplest one is this...
What Recruiters Wish Job Applicants Knew
You’ve finished your coursework, gained relevant experience, presented your best skills and qualifications in a resume, and applied to a job for which you are sure you are a perfect fit. Then, crickets. No follow-up from a recruiter seeking more information. No invitation to an interview. Sometimes, not even a “Thanks, but no thanks” automated reply....
Will AI Take Your Job or Transform Your Occupation? What the Experts Say
Change. Every generation faces it. Shifts in populations, technology, governments, even borders alter and disrupt our lives. However, when most people talk about disruption in the 21st century...
Where Do Professionals and Job Seekers Go for Career Guidance After Graduation?
When you were in high school, do you remember sitting down with your school’s guidance counselor, poring over the results of your vocational aptitude tests and personality assessments and then discussing...
Self-Directed Learning. It’s What’s Trending in Career Development and Training.
The first place I typically head to is YouTube. The folks who got surveyed by a November 2018 report issued by the Pew Research Center seem to agree...
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