You’ve created the perfect resume. You’ve applied online to countless companies. Why are you not getting any interviews? As more and more employers are using applicant tracking systems (ATS) to screen resumes, many of your job application submissions, and that “perfect resume” is not reaching human eyes. Are the words in your resume in alignment with the keywords in the job description? A study by Harvard Business Review revealed that 88 percent of recruiters felt that qualified candidates were ignored by an ATS because they “did not match the exact criteria established by the job description.” In this session you’ll learn how to optimize your resume for the ATS and what top mistakes to avoid when filling out the initial application submission form on the employers website. For example, learn how most ATS settings will automatically kick out your application if it isn’t completed within a time limit, fields are left blank or common abbreviations, like Dr., St., Ave., and Blvd., could be scanned as misspellings.
Rico Aliers is a seasoned training professional with more than 14 years of experience developing and delivering training programs, assessment tools, and curriculum. As a returning speaker for Hudson Job Search Rico has presented on highly-relevant topics for job seekers including Leveraging Social Media in Your Job Search, Using AI to Optimize the Resume and Cover Letter, Applicant Tracking Systems and others.
Our meetings have both in-person and on-line options. Those of you in the Hudson area that prefer to network in-person, join us at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson. Live too far away for in-person attendance? Then join us on Zoom. Have your video on and be ready to network online when arriving by 7:15 to make some connections and explain who you would like introductions to.
Please use the appropriate registration link below. The in-person sign-in and networking begins at 7:15 p.m. You are highly encouraged to come in-person for one-on-one networking with others. Increasing in-person networking can be an excellent way to enhance your job search.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.