Has Technology Improved Your Hiring?

How have the latest technological advances in recruiting improved your hiring process? It’s a safe bet that you’ve had mixed results. Even the best tech breakthroughs have unexpected consequences, right? Escalators were clearly preferable to stairs, but now half of us are in the gym on the stair climbers to make up for it. Applicant tracking … Continue reading Has Technology Improved Your Hiring?

10 tips to make your résumé sell your skills

The résumé … Here are the things I learned about writing a résumé 20 years ago in college: One page only. Don’t pad it with filler. Write an inspiring Objective. Don’t get too personal or stylized; your personal preferences- from your hobbies to your font choice- can ruin your chances of getting an offer. Some standard … Continue reading 10 tips to make your résumé sell your skills

New Year, Fresh Start

Why does “the New Year” seem so monumental? Can we all just agree that, realistically, it’s just another day in the life? But I guess we humans like definitive beginnings and endings to things. We certainly embrace the idea of getting through to year end, over the holiday hump and starting a new calendar page … Continue reading New Year, Fresh Start

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…