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Applying for jobs can be a stressful process. With applicant tracking systems involved, it is even more important that your resume is up to par. In addition to the resume tips from last week, there are a few more things you should do to make sure your resume will be taken seriously.Business woman.

  • Include keywords – certain applicant tracking systems rank applicants higher because their keywords match with what the company offers. However, don’t just stuff your resume with keywords and no content in hopes of getting an interview. At some point a human will look over your resume and realize that there is no content, just keywords and put it in the reject pile.
  • Following up after an interview – during an interview, make sure to ask about the next step of an interview. However if you forget or don’t hear anything from the recruiter, make sure to follow up a week after your initial interview.
  • Create a personal brand – in the technological age, companies are googling your name to find out more about you. What they find is your personal brand or reputation. Make sure your online reputation is something you’re proud of. Places where you can create a personal brand are blogs, twitter, facebook, and online portfolios.

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Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking software and I-9 compliance systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, and customer support. nowHIRE’s flexible solutions allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs – for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof. nowHIRE delivers timely, intelligent talent management products that streamline workflow, reduce paper use and save money.

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http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/01/22/tips-from-the-hiring-side-of-the-office

Looking for a job can be stressful at times if you’re in a financial crisis. Fortunately for you, there are a few tips and tricks to get your resume pushed to the top of the pile and at least secure yourself an interview for your dream job.happy employee

  • The Application Process – the best way to apply for a job is online. That is how most companies have streamlined their application process. However, if they would your resume mailed to them, it would be specified someplace in the job description. Additionally, if you know someone who works for the company, make sure to get in contact with them. Knowing someone on the inside is the easiest way to get your resume pushed to the top of the pile.
  • How Should I Format My Resume? Most companies use an applicant tracking system to sort through resumes and decide which candidates have the right experience necessary for the job. Using a clean word document or a PDF will help the tracking system accurately read and sort your resume. Additionally your LinkedIn is an extension of your resume. Make sure to keep that up to date. It is common practice now for recruiters to do a social media search for you to check out your online presence.
  • Check for errors – a grammatical error is the quickest way to show a potential employer your bad traits. Grammatical errors can be easily fixed but it shows your lack of attention to detail and laziness. It is best to have a friend peer review your resume for any potential errors that you may have missed.

About nowHIRE

Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking software and I-9 compliance systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. nowHIRE’s solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules, and customer support. nowHIRE’s flexible solutions allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs – for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof. nowHIRE delivers timely, intelligent talent management products that streamline workflow, reduce paper use and save money.

Follow nowHIRE on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn!

Source:

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/01/22/tips-from-the-hiring-side-of-the-office