Looking for employment
Currently looking for employment I have been out of work for one month just turned 55..I have posted my resume on over 50 cites ..no call-backs ..is it the holidays or nothing out there for me.. frustrated..
Hi Corinne Booker If you have found that you are not hearing back from jobs or landing interviews, the issue might be your resume.
If a company uses what’s called a [applicant tracking system] (https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-an-applicant-tracking-systems-ats-2061926) your resume could be slipping through the cracks.
The ATS is a program that companies use to sort through 1,000’s of resumes to find the best possible ones. If it doesn’t recognize what it needs, your resume will be cast aside and likely NEVER be seen by an actual person at that company.
To avoid being passed over, utilize [keywords] (https://www.jobscan.co/blog/top-resume-keywords-boost-resume/) in your resume. When recruiters search for them, they are looking for certain skills in your resume that match up with what THEY need.
Say for example you are applying for a job as the manager of a hotel restaurant, a recruiter may search for phrases such as “restaurant manager” and “hotel restaurant” or search for the word “hospitality.”
Recruiters are not going to search for words and phrases such as “outgoing” and “hard worker.” This is because keywords highlight your skills, not your traits.
Take some time to make a list of yours and add them to the work experience section of your profile so your resume is noticed. Not sure what skills you should add? Check [these out] (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-the-best-skills-for-resumes-2062422).
Here are [8 companies hiring] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/7e70975b-5775-5592-a21d-8d5e75f572c4) now for the holidays for you to check out!
Best of luck : )