The advancement of technology is inevitable and will occur no matter what we do. Therefore, it is up to us to keep up with this progress and utilize the new tools available to our benefit. One of these new tools that are a hot topic of discussion is the growing popularity of AI Chatbots, and more specifically, ChatGPT. Learning how to use this new technology to enhance your job search is essential in staying ahead of the curve, and maximizing your ability to have the most efficient job search possible.
Did you know that recruiters spend an average of 5-7 seconds looking over a resume? Formatting a resume can sound stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some dos and don’ts for your resume that will make you stand out from the crowd.
Internships can play a huge role in helping college students get better job opportunities and make more money post-graduation. According to Forbes, an internship has a 60% chance of turning into a full-time job offer from that company. It is obvious that the after-effects of internships are all positive, but how do students with no professional work experience land internships with these big popular companies?
Do you believe your resume is holding you back? A good resume is key when catching an employer’s eye and landing your dream interview or job. A simple slip-up in your resume could cost you a great opportunity. Do not let mistakes determine your future, and don’t let your resume be just another paper in the stack.
Imagine updating your resume with skills and certifications you worked hard to obtain, feeling confident you go on Indeed and start applying for all the available opportunities you know for a fact you qualify for. Cover letters typed and submitted, dates of experiences in your resume updated, you have just applied for ten or more jobs and now you wait. Weeks go by and no word from an employer. You are anxious and wonder why. Let’s break down what may have happened to your resume when applying for this job.
During a job search, you’re probably sending out dozens of resumes and applications with the hopes of landing your dream position.
The reality is however, all of those resumes and applications you’ve just sent out aren’t actually going to a real person. They’re being scanned, analyzed, and filtered through by an artificial intelligence program known as ATS (applicant tracking system).
ATS can be highly beneficial to major companies that receive thousands of applications on a weekly basis because the AI is able to dismiss certain candidates solely based on the content of their resume. In fact, 98% of companies use ATS to assist in their hiring process. With this in mind, it is crucial for job seeking individuals to grasp an understanding of how they can optimize their resumes in order to bypass ATS, and reach the desk of someone that wants to offer you an interview. With that being said, here are the five tips you can use to ensure that your resume is ATS compatible.
When applying for that first corporate job, the question that goes through most prospective employees’ minds is, “how do I get this company to notice me, what will help me stand out?” The answer is simple: a resume/cover letter that matches your job description. Jobs are not one size fits all, so your resume should be fine-tuned to each employer when applying for a job. If you give the same resume to every job, you better hope that every job has the same description of what they need. Doing this will really limit you from becoming a prospective employee and make you easily skippable. When coming out of school, showing your accomplishments and job history is cool for the show, but that is not what is going to get you hired. The reason why the employer made this opening in the first place was to look for SKILLS that would be assets to their company. By matching your resume to the job description and showing why you should be chosen, you will have a much higher chance of getting selected for an interview.
Not sure how to make your resume and cover letter memorable? Here are some tips for selling yourself and making a great first impression.
Do your research
Learn all you can about the company you are applying to and lend some thought to how you intend to portray yourself. Understand what both you, and the company, are looking for.