Why your resume is being rejected

I found this on Workopolis this morning -- Your typing font may be causing your application to be rejected: We’ve looked at three reasons why you’re not getting called for an interview. Here’s one more: your resume didn’t make it past the automated online resume screening. Job postings receive an average of 250 applications, so this kind of resume screening software lets recruiters quickly shortlist candidates that are the best fit for the job.

How can a font have any thing to do with an application....maybe places should do their own hiring instead of thru a job site

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Thank you. I agree with everything stated; in addition, perform a dress rehearsal when you start sending resumes out and remember…

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Hired!!

After a very long process of background checks, physical and drug screen, references, and interviews, I finally received my starting date!! I have been applying for a while to get a job as a supervisor or manager somewhere. I only started being seriously considered once I created a new resume. I had a really good resume and cover letter before, but it was too much detail. By that I mean I was using one resume for every job. That was a mistake. I…

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Resume TLC

I think my last post really said everything that's been on my mind lately in terms of resume-building and icky jobs and sticking with both, but I just can't emphasize enough how singularly important your resume is. If you're not getting any calls and you've applied to more than 200 jobs, then baby the most likely culprit is that old raggedy resume you've had since the year before last that you keep sending out like a brave little soldier, hoping…

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Ms Katrina Williams: Why don't you help me with my resume. Obviously I need your help in making my resume stand out. If you can…

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Can you go in person and ask for a manager/supervisor and ask if you can get hired there? Does Dollar General have to go through…

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Resume copies

In this day and age what type of paper should you use to print your resume? And if it is 2 pages, is it better to print on separate pages or two-sided?

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Kelly, I would say 2 pages, but I caution you not to go long. Use bullet points, and keywords, and remember the person reading it…

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That is pretty good.

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Hating Your Current Job and Why It's Hurting Your Future Job Prospects

It can feel very degrading taking a position that you feel overqualified for, but it's important to think of everything in the long-term. Short-term expectations will have you turning down job offers and avoiding calls from potential employers, and maybe even ducking by them on the street if you happen to be unlucky and shop at the same store as them. But I think you should always think of the menial job you're performing as a means to an end…

Relevant skills please...

The main reason hiring managers aren’t calling you to interview is found in the ‘previous experience’ section of your online application. I attended resume workshop last month that opened my eye’s on how much weight this part of the application has on the hiring process. What I learned is simple.

First, a job title, employer name, with no work skills under each job say’s there’s nothing special about you and a safe way to guarantee your…

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Thank you for this vital piece of information, but let me ask you this, once i have made these changes to my resume and i keep…

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Resume

I am updating my resume and some of the jobs listed on it is pass 10 years old. Should I leave them on it, or take them out. Seeking administrative Assistant position and none of them are related to what I'm trying to achieve.

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Yes, it is important to focus on the job you are applying for in your resume. It is not important to state every job that you…

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Writing A Standout Cover Letter

I'm in the process of updating my resume and general cover letter. I have been at home with my kids on and off over the years. My hope is to honestly address a gappy resume and turn some personal experiences into potential assets. I am completely aware that my employment experience section is weak, so I'm looking at highlighting my other skills and personality. I would like to be creative and genuine, and offer a little more insight than is…

You plan to highlight personal experience, skills, and creativity is right on as long as you make sure it’s applicable to the job…

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Resume

Is it ok to send a picture of my resume thru my email to get employment ? Thank you do much for any comments.....Bless Day

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Since its your email u can pretty much do what u want with it.

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Thank you so much..Thats what I will do..

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