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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 1:59am
Originally posted by PurplePumps PurplePumps wrote:

the advisor told me that WE CAN NO LONGER HAVE GENERAL RESUMES when applying to jobs online.  Meaning, having one resume that you send to every company is NOT going to land you a job.


She told me that usually what happens when you apply for a job online and submit your resume is that your resume gets sent to a large database. 

Basically what this scanning software does is compare your resume to the job description in the online job post and determines how much of your resume matches the job description.  If there's not much of a match, your resume gets tossed out and you never get a call from the company.  If there's a good amount of matching, then your resume gets sent off to an actual human being for review.

She let me know that now because of this new software that a lot of these companies have, if I'm wanting to have someone from the company call me back, I basically have to have a DIFFERENT resume for each job I apply for.  She told me that I need to take whatever they have listed as the job requirements and SAY THAT somewhere on my resume.  

I didn't know about that stuff. Good info.
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