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Tips on Getting Your Resume Noticed

Posted on May 23rd, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Tips on Getting Your Resume Noticed

Reposted: September 2012

Get To The Point Quickly: Employers have to sift through hundreds of resumes and you have 2 seconds to grab their attention. One of the easiest things to do is to use bullet points; avoid writing long paragraphs that are dense. Try to stay away from writing every article you were published in, including community newspapers.

Advertising Your Resume: This is crucial to getting your resume noticed by a large volume of employers. Many employers use online tools like Monster, Workopolis and, Career Builder to search for resumes. Post your resume on these job boards.

Optimizing Your Resume for Job Boards: Recruiters use keywords to search for resumes. Keywords are usually based on the title and the industry of the position. Employers tend to scan through resumes by titles of resumes and position titles, be as descriptive as possible. For example, instead of posting sales representative  try using  Industrial Territory Sales Representative

Start Networking: Start using social networks like the HR hub of recruitment, LinkedIn. Add keywords in your profile to increase your probability in showing up in a search. Many job seekers also use Facebook as job hunting tool but, be wary of posting any lewd party pictures up. Employers are using Facebook to keep tabs on their staff.

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Henry E. Goldbeck, President and founder of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) with over 24 years recruiting experience. In his 13 years at the helm of Goldbeck Recruiting, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.

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