This workshop provides information on the computerized applicant tracking systems that screen your resume to determine if the hiring manager will see it. You will learn why these systems exist, how widespread they are, and how to optimize your resume so that it will get past the computer and into human hands. You will practice identifying key words in job descriptions, and you will learn the common formatting features and content issues that may cause you to get screened out.
After completing this workshop you will be able to:
- Identify keywords that you need to include in your resume
- Recognize the formatting features that will “confuse” applicant tracking systems
- Modify both the content and the formatting of your resume to improve your chances of having your resume looked at by a human being