Resume blackhole part 1

THE RESUME BLACKHOLE

THE RESUME BLACKHOLE

Resume blackhole part 1

THE RESUME BLACKHOLE

  • Alex : How goes the new job search?
  • Job Seeker : Submitted my resume on 43 jobs posting so far and nothing more than an automated, “thanks but no thanks.”
  • Job Seeker : You keep hearing how desperate companies are for new talent; well, you couldn’t prove it by me !
  • Alex : Maybe its your resume?
  • Job Seeker : Perhaps. I’ve done several revisions. Even took an online webinar on effective resumes, about highlighting skills, using active language, focusing on accomplishments.
  • Alex : That could be the problem. The recruiter I know at Abel Personnel tells me that 97% of all resumes submitted are never seen by human eyes.
  • Job Seeker : For real? I knew a lot were being scanned by computers, but I never thought I’d have to guess on what keyword to use in order to be noticed.
  • Alex : Remember, a tight labor market doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of people looking to move up to a better job. Just the opposite! And with it is so easy to confidentially apply for jobs, it’s like trying to buy tickets online for the hottest concert of the summer.
  • Job Seeker : I could be doing all the right things with my resume and still be shut out by a computer that’s overloaded with applicant.
  • Alex : Welcome to the new normal. What you really need is to get your resume in front of the hiring manager, preferably with the recommendation of a trusted messenger who can differentiate you from the applicant who also used all the right keywords.
  • Job Seeker : Sounds like the human touch is now even more important in this era of big data.
  • Alex : That’s where the recruiter you connect with can really make a difference. Someone who has already built a business relationship with those hiring managers, whose recommendation is trusted over a computer algorithm.
  • Job Seeker : So, is that recruiter at Abel Personnel you know have those contacts in the IT field? Someone who understands my experience and career path?
  • Alex : Absolutely. Call Melissa at 717-761-8111 or email her at melissa@abelpersonnel.com

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