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Brandee Sons
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Homemaker at Self

I finished my schooling in June in 2018, got my ASCP certification and can not find a job to save my life! I did my clinicals and loved it!

Phlebotomy my foot! I have sent over 300 resumes to every medical hospital, clinic, lab, plasma place around my town and beyond. I ended up working a temp job for 2 weeks for 8 bucks an HR and no promise of advancement. I prayed, lit candles, did rain dances, etc. To better my chances but nada! So frustrated!

Wish I knew what else to do! This is twice I went to school to better myself and can not find a job in my domain.

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Brandee Sons ! This is not the first time I've heard about difficulties finding a job in phlebotomy here on Jobcase. So was that your only experience the two weeks? The issue may be that the companies don't see you as qualified enough just yet. If that's the case please feel free to check out [this article] (https://www.bloodtaker.com/working-experience-phlebotomy-volunteer/)!

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).

Wishing you the best! Keep going, you can do this!!

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