Resume Tips

How AI Plays a Role in Your Job Search (And How to Get Around It)

When applying for jobs, it is easy to get discouraged by the amount of effort you are making without getting any calls for interviews in return.

You send your resume in response to dozens and dozens of job postings and receive little more than a reply acknowledging your submission.

Don’t lose hope. There is likely a good reason AND a workable solution! 

Amy WattHow AI Plays a Role in Your Job Search (And How to Get Around It)
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How Resume Templates are Killing Your Chances of Finding Work

Resume templates are easy, but often contain structural problems. Instead, do it the right way with a professional resume writer!

When you are on the job hunt, the first thing that you need to do is complete your resume. You know your employment and education history, but you don’t know precisely how to formulate your resume to land the interview. So, as many of us do when looking for answers—you turned to the internet and downloaded a resume template.

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Can a resume design have colour? Absolutely!

Most of us have seen the typical resume templates; however, while they may be pleasing to the eye, most are not applicant tracking software (ATS) compliant. This means that you will probably be eliminated from the process because the resume reading software cannot “read” your resume.  Many of these resume templates are remarkably similar to each other.

Amy WattCan a resume design have colour? Absolutely!
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What’s a good resume headline?

A headline is a brief phrase that can grab the hiring manager’s attention while showcasing your value and fit.

  • Keep It Succinct: The resume headline’s goal is to concisely state your value as a job candidate. A resume headline should be one short phrase; it may not even be a complete sentence.
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What is a resume summary?

The resume summary is your first opportunity to delve into the popular, “Tell me about yourself” interview question.  Give the recruiter a sneak peek at the value that you bring; this will hopefully entice them to call you for an interview.

The purpose of your resume is to articulate the value that you bring.  Your resume is your marketing brochure, you are the product.  Imagine visiting a car dealership to look at buying a car, and the salesperson gives you some pamphlets.

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How to get your Resume Noticed

The job market is competitive, there’s no doubt about that.  Your resume is usually your first chance to make a positive impression on the prospective employer, so taking the time to re-write or re-design your resume is worth it.  If you’re unsure or have no time, then hire a certified resume strategist.  Polishing up your resume can make a big impact.  Recruiters are often faced with stacks of resumes to sift through, making yours memorable will help to make you stand out.

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