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The Keyword Wall

Posted by Mark Salinas on February 10, 2009

Now days everything is so automated. When applying for a job you might be in the company of 100+ applicants! So what does the hiring company do to filter out applicants? They use keywords to narrow down the prospects. I keywordunderstand the logic behind it but I don’t necessarily agree with it for most positions. A doctor, engineer or maybe a chemist to name a few examples makes sense. Unfortunately this is how it is and I do not see it changing anytime soon.  So what does one do to get past the filter process and have a person actually look at your resume?

Some ideas:

1-Look over the position thoroughly and rearrange your resume using specific words to match the job description.

2-Use a cover letter that has appropriate keywords to match the job description.

3-Send multiple resumes with different keywords (same meaning).

4-If a phone # or email is listed call and email the contact person, it shows that you are assertive.

Extra effort is required in today’s world ….. Be assertive and stand out!

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