Anna Suarez
over 1 year ago
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Looking for work

I’ve been out work for almost 8 months. I’ve been sending resume on almost all week. Still haven’t got respond. I’m really getting anxious and worry because of my age. I’ve always worked. My last job I was there for 15 years as Manager in Housekeeping and I have the experience and willing to learn more but not getting any respond. What am I doing wrong?

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Anna Suarez ! 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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