Cover Letter + Resume Tips
Make Your Resume Scannable
Many employers request a resume from all candidates applying for a job. In many cases, they do not actually perform a detailed review on each of these resumes (which would be far too time-consuming), but instead use scanning technology to look for resources that contain keywords matching their requirements. Only those resumes which pass this initial filter are given further review, and it is therefore critical for your success that you maximize your chances of passing this scanning stage.
The first thing to understand is what scanning software does: it searches for certain keywords or phrases within the resume and finds matches. If none of the keywords are found (which could be for a variety of reasons - including the relevant item is not present, an unusual phraseology is used by the candidate, or the keyword has been misspelled). then the resume is discarded. The scanning process can be used regardless of what format a resume arrives in:
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