2 Ways to Lift Your Resume to the Top of the Pile!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Do you want your resume to appear on the top of the pile?

Tip #1

Did you know that 50% of all my hires came from candidates who had previously applied to a position and were already in the resume database that my company owned?   Some candidates had applied to positions over 6 years ago!

Tip to getting hired: 

Many resume databases automatically filter by date – so if there is a company you are really interested in working for it doesn’t hurt to apply every once in a while in order to ensure that your name keeps coming up at the top of that list!

Tip #2

Did you know that many resume databases filter candidates not just by key words, but by the amount of key words a candidate has on their resume?

Tip to getting hired: 

Make sure you have an appropriate amount of key words in your resume in order to push your resume to the top of the pile.

Many times when I was very busy I would just open up the resume and look at the report that showed me how many times each key word appeared on the resume.  If there were a lot I would review the resume.  If there were only 2 or 3 I would move on and not even look at the resume.

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