Career Transition: The Inside Job

Resume content has changed somewhat in the last few years. One of the latest being the importance of the use of keywords. Most companies use applicant tracking software (aka: gatekeeper), which scans resumes for chosen keywords relating to skills, training, degrees, job titles and experience. If your resume contains the right keywords and enough of them, your resume is more likely to get through the gatekeeper to a set of human eyes.

Currently 100% of large companies scan for keywords, 80% of mid-size companies, and approximately 10% of small companies.

What are Keywords?

Keywords are specific words or phrases that job seekers use to search for jobs and that employers use to find the right candidates. Keywords are used as search criteria in the same way you do research on the Internet. The more keywords you use that an employer is looking for, the more likely your resume will come…

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