Don’t Let the Job Hunt Drag You Down

Hey, it’s rough out there … Nothing can bring down your sense of self and self-worth like a modern-day online job hunt. Your search can become vastly depressing as you peruse perfect positions that aren’t in your geography, or try to tailor your qualifications to the jobs that are. Long lists of requirements and preferred … Continue reading Don’t Let the Job Hunt Drag You Down

Are Employers Searching For—But Not Finding—Your Résumé?

Most tech-savvy job seekers know at least a little bit about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). But does “knowing” really help you? A growing trend, ATS help employers manage large numbers of applications. One piece of that process involves parsing the résumé so that it can be run through various filters. With an average 75% fail rate, … Continue reading Are Employers Searching For—But Not Finding—Your Résumé?

Skill Matching: An Alternative to Keyword Search

When looking for jobs or searching for candidates, the documents we draft are similar to the documents we read.  Consider job posts and résumés. While the job post describes the skills we’re looking for, the résumé describes the job skills we have. So what if there was a way to automatically match job posts to the most fitting … Continue reading Skill Matching: An Alternative to Keyword Search

The Résumé Is Going… Going…

Most job boards have a post about the first résumé somewhere in their blog history.  Leonardo DaVinci’s résumé written in 1482 is often used to show how to write a good résumé. Experts say that DaVinci omitted some of his most famous artistic skills on purpose. Instead, he focused on the skills his audience, the Duke of Milan, would find … Continue reading The Résumé Is Going… Going…