Now that I am back on the job market, I have increased my job source from weekly to daily. In addition to Jobcase, I use Zip Recruiter & Indeed.
I need to be productive, and I want a position that pairs well with my skill set. What does that look like, you say? I worked not for profit for 8- years, the longest I have ever stayed at any organization. Next is real estate, now concierge/customer service. Before them, I was in beauty, modeling, acting, and management. In a way, the three are Ven diagram worthy. I am an artist at heart and enjoy helping others. I also appreciate my autonomy and ability to work independently.
My tech skills are Excellent MS Ofﬁce skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Mac OS, Vector, Case Trakker, SDS, QNEXT, Payspan, Dayforce, Bria, 8x8, Salesforce, and work hybrid and fully remote ready-- Verizon Fios.
Soft Skills are autonomy, communication, creativity, empathy, constructive criticism, openness to constructive criticism, openness to constructive criticism, organization, patience, problem-solving, teamwork, and resourcefulness.
Hard skills are analytical skills, Associates in Business, computer skills, credits to be completed BS in industrial-organizational psychology, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Software, and typing 65 WPM.
Overall, I can articulate a product or service diplomatically and professionally to meet the needs of members or customers with diplomacy and empathy.
My resume is once again circulating through ATR systems for a hit. All of us out here are doing the damn thing despite the stumbles, success to you, and keep it pushing!
Are you applying to job after job with no responses, or even worse, you get immediately rejected? If so, it's time to update your resume.
If you are applying for a job online, an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is immediately vetting your application. Follow these steps if you want to #BeatTheMachines.
Keywords are the key - Look for the skills that come up more than once in a job description, paying particular attention to keywords mentioned near the top of the job requirements and job duties. Make sure these words are in your resume.
Tie keywords to your accomplishments - Your resume should include examples of past successes and achievements. This is where you use the keywords.
Keep things simple and standard - ATS systems love standard, easy-to-read resumes. Microsoft Word documents (in .doc or .docx format) are the most ATS friendly document to use. Use this resume template to beat the machines.
Spell out abbreviations - The machines don't like acronyms.
Always check your spelling - The machines spellcheck, so you'd better too.
ATS is a company that to my opinion, very unfair. I was exposed to covid on my own time, took the test at ATS direction and tested negative. ATS informed me to take another test and return back to work, at which time I was informed by the hospital I had pneumonia. ATS let me go because I didn't report back to work, though the hospital told me to stay home.
Feeling frustrated because you applied to a TON of jobs and you still aren’t hearing back???
The problem could be that your resume is missing some important information!
If a company uses what’s called a [applicant tracking system] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61IGZLXRkY) or ATS, your resume will go through a screening process. If it’s missing certain elements it will be pushed aside and not viewed by that particular company.
So, let’s look at some tips on how to use keywords to update your resume and beat the ATS!
Keywords are words that relate to the skills, abilities, credentials, and qualities that a hiring manager looks for in a candidate. When recruiters search for keywords in the ATS, they are looking to match certain concrete skills in your resume to their current needs. Come check out to see how yours match up and a list of keywords [here] (https://www.jobscan.co/blog/top-resume-keywords-boost-resume/ )!
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,” “hotel restaurant,” or even for the word “hospitality.” Recruiters will not likely look for words and phrases such as “outgoing," "hard worker,” "team player," etc.
It’s very important to remember that keywords highlight your skills and NOT your traits. Be sure to take some time to make an updated list of your keywords and add them to the work experience section of your resume!
You got all the right experience, in-demand skills, personal traits and outstanding work habits that make you a smart hiring choice. You send out dozens of online applications everyday but despite all your talents NO ONE is calling you back for an interview and even less, a job offer.
Here are 5 crucial ATSHole facts you need to know:
1, Meet the ATS Bot - 75% of all US employers use a recruiting or applicant tracking system, (ATS). See, What's an ATSHole
2, Employers LUV their ATS Bot! - 94% of employers say their ATS or recruiting software has positively impacted their hiring process while 80% of candidates described their online job search and job applications as STRESSFUL.
3, The ATS Bot LUV's rejections - 75% of qualified job applicants are rejected by the ATS due to meticulous BS reasons like incorrect resume formatting, age, employment dates and not enough keyword matches.
4, The ATS Bot is a tough nut to crack - 60% of job candidates are unable to complete online applications due to technical issues or flat out quit the application because it was too complex or too long.
5, Looks like this ATSHole isn’t going away anytime soon - While 70% of applicants feel an online application should be five steps or fewer, only 40% of employers think the same.
Do you have an ATSHole horror story about missing out on great job opportunity due to these facts or other ridiculous reasons?
Share your comment below.
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a type of software used by companies to quickly determine an applicant's qualifications. Think of it as a pre-screening.
If your resume doesn't get past the ATS, chances are it will be rejected before it's even seen by a hiring manager. Will your resume make it through?
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I've applied for just about every job on every single job search website that remotely fits my resume. Some I've sought out, others I've gotten in job alert emails. I even get calls from recruiters offering me jobs that I am very clearly under-qualified for but they ask me for details and information to pursue and set something up for anyway (and I figure, why not?).
Some of the ones I'm applying for I feel like I match what they're looking for perfectly and yet haven't heard a thing from any of them, except one outright rejection which was no big deal, there's still the other 30 jobs I'd applied for. If a job posted THAT DAY and I apply within the first 48 hours, should I expect to wait longer than a week or two to even hear about the possibility for a first or a phone interview? I'm just wondering if this is normal or.. should I apply again to the same jobs with a resume I edited? I had gotten one of those resume reviews that suggested I change it up, so I did, and now I'm wondering if my old resume is better and it's a lot to think about! Thanks.
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