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3 Unexpected Ways Job Boards Can Help You in Your Hunt

3 Unexpected Ways Online Job Boards Can Help You in Your Hunt

Don’t be fooled by how easy it is to apply for jobs online. According to a USNews article, only 15% of jobs are filled through job boards.  As I have discussed in other posts, you are one of hundreds of applicants hitting the “APPLY NOW” button on any given application. That may seem like a …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 4-Human Connection

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 4 — Wrapping it up

The dreaded Applicant Tracking System is a formidable job hunting opponent, but there are things you can do to improve your odds of success. Part 1 of this series included formatting tips to ensure your resume is processed correctly. Part 2 was centered around keyword best practices to increase your chances of making the shortlist. …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 3-Creative Strategies

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 3 — Getting Creative

Get creative with your resume In Part 2 of our series on beating the ATS, we talked a lot about keywords. Today we’re going to talk about a bold strategy rooted in keywords. I got this tip from a recruiter, after asking for her best piece of advice for getting to the top of the list. So what …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 2-Keyword Optimization

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 2 — Keywords

In our last post, we covered some tips and tricks for how to format your resume for Applicant Tracking Systems, aka the “resume robots.” Today we’re going to focus on content, specifically keywords. When writing your resume, think of it as a website. How are you going to get the number one spot on a …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 1-5 Formatting Tips

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 1 — Formatting

As I mentioned in last week’s post, Applicant Tracking Systems are many job hunters’ worst nightmare. The “resume black hole” can be a total mystery, leading to lots of frustration and discouragement when trying to land a job. Today I’ll walk you through one of the easiest and most important factors when dealing with online …

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LinkedIn Networking Secrets - Beating the broken job search system

Your Secret Weapon to Beating the Broken Job Search System: LinkedIn Networking

How many times have you uploaded your resume and hit Apply Now only to never hear back? The “resume black hole” can be extremely frustrating. Luckily, there are other ways to land your dream job. Today we are going to focus on one of the best tools for job hunters—LinkedIn. There are a few different …

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Mindset Matters in Your Job Hunt

Mindset Matters: Dealing with Rejection Letters in your Job Search

It may sound like a cliché poster in a high school classroom, but there’s some truth to the saying, “Attitude determines altitude.” While you do not have control over other people’s actions or decisions, you do have control over your reaction to them. How you react and how you learn from experiences can help determine …

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