Sohini G
over 1 year ago
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Looking for a job has never been harder

Gosh guys, we post our resume online and it goes to many databases but who is reviewing them is a mystery and when you get an email saying that some company is interested and you click that icon and it goes to some other websites and it is like the infinity loop. There has to be a better system that is more effecient and get better results. It has been a very challenging and sometimes frustrating experience. I have a Business ADmin Degree from Ashford university which was recent in nov of 2017 and graduated with honors too. I have experience but unable to get propoer interviews in my field of study and experience. I have no rational idea why as to the way this process is going on. We have so many jobs being posted in Cali but who is filling them up. I tried some consulting agencies, temp ones and they only take laborers and clerical base level jobs. Please suggest me something and I will sure appreciate your response and inputs. Unless you are called for an interview, how can one impress them?

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Ashley Wilson
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The best ways to initially impress an employer is through your resume and cover letter as this is the FIRST thing they will see and learn about you Sohini G . 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).

Remember to keep searching for jobs [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search) and stay positive, you can do this!

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