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What’s the Difference Between a Networking Resume (Infographic) and an ATS Resume?

Yesterday, a client noted, “If you ask 10 people about your resume, you’ll get 15 opinions!” That’s so true, and unfortunately, there’s a lot of bad information out there. A person without knowledge of ATS scanners – algorithms used by many companies to elevate good candidates and expedite the search for recruiters – might recommend …

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You Probably Haven’t Thought of This Follow-Up Strategy Yet

You know recruiters receive hundreds of applications for most job descriptions, so what can you do to stand out? First, fit in. Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are algorithms configured to help recruiters screen candidates. More than 200 companies make ATS software, and recruiters configure each algorithm specifically for the job description. The sheer ambiguity of …

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Boost Your Chances of Getting Your Job Application Noticed Through a Personal Note

Are you tired of waiting to hear back after submitting your resume through a job board? Have you wondered if there’s anything else you can do to move the process along? I’ve got good news for you: there is one simple step you can take to significantly improve your chances of getting noticed, and you …

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The Anatomy of a “Healthy” LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn profiles and resumes go hand-in-hand these days. Even if recruiters don’t find you directly on LinkedIn, you can bet your buttons they’re going to look you up after reviewing your resume. If you’re profile’s no good, well, no interview for you! Here’s a LinkedIn “anatomy lesson” to boost your profile’s “health” and increase your …

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When putting credentials after your name on your resume works (and when it makes you look like a jerk)

**This post was written in August 2021, and the standards have since changed. It is no longer appropriate to put credentials such as MBA or PMP next to your name as the market is saturated, many people have them, and it doesn’t mean as much as it used to. I have heard from multiple recruiters …

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