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You know what the worst thing is about job hunting?

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  1. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    Keyword is "ATS", applicant tracking software. If you don't have the right keywords on your resume, no human eyes will ever see your application.
     


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  2. AustinN4

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    What are the magic words? (not that I want a job, just curious)
     
  3. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    **** if I know them. I never had actual success with sending a resume to an open job posting, ever. Can't think of any job I got by that method.
     
  4. AustinN4

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    I had 3 significant jobs in my career (1970 to 2005), and all of them started with my sending my resume in response to ads in the WSJ. But that was a long time ago now.
     
  5. Kar98

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  6. toddnjoyce

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    Read the job posting. Look at the preferred requirements. Tailor your resume to the job posting, especially the preferreds. If it asks for 4-6 years experience, don’t put 15 years experience.

    There’s a nifty site call Jobscan that will allow you to copy/paste an ad an the resume you want to submit and give you a good idea of ATS success.

    https://www.jobscan.co/
     
  7. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    An interviewer once asked me if l could perform under pressure, l told her probably not but l could do a great rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody....
     
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  8. pronstar

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    Great advice!
    Literally use the exact same words from the posting, in your resume.

    Along the same lines, each resume you submit should be tailored to that job. So if you apply for 5 jobs, you should have 5 distinct resumes.

    Gone are the days of a “one size fits all” resume.




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  9. SQLGeek

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    This 100%.
     
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