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    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.

Why?

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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Another website to try looking for a job:
http://www.brazencareerist.com/

A networking/job search site.  Not sure if it is career/industry specific.


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I learned this from an HR person who hired me..
I also learned this from applying to a banking job.. i sent in the same resume over and over.. no response..
One day i was like ... let me switch it up... the next two days i got a call.
And now i have the job :D
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Originally posted by PurplePumps PurplePumps wrote:




Originally posted by brittsbee brittsbee wrote:

When submitting resumes online you must include keywords and phrases that are used in the job description.
 

I learned this in my business communication course.  If you don't the scanning software will toss your resume out....and there goes the job you wanted!

 

hope this helps!


Thanks... Ermm




Yes, I do this with my cover letters too!
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Thanks for the tip, I recently graduated and am having to start the daunting task of 'job hunting.'
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Yeah at first it was overwhelming cuz I'm like, I gotta redo my whole resume?!  But it's worth it
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That's some good information, thanks so much for sharing with everyone! I know it's gonna help some people, I never would have thought that system existed
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Thanks for the tip! 
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Originally posted by brittsbee brittsbee wrote:

When submitting resumes online you must include keywords and phrases that are used in the job description.
 
I learned this in my business communication course.  If you don't the scanning software will toss your resume out....and there goes the job you wanted!
 
hope this helps!

Thanks... Ermm


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When submitting resumes online you must include keywords and phrases that are used in the job description.
 
I learned this in my business communication course.  If you don't the scanning software will toss your resume out....and there goes the job you wanted!
 
hope this helps!
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