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BEATING THE ROBOTS – How to get your Resume past the ATS
Thursday, March 23 10:15 am - 11:45 am
You’ve got all the right skills and a great resume with a list of accolades and accomplishments. Yet chances are, no human will ever lay eyes on your resume. That is because many large organizations rely on applicant tracking systems, ATS, to help pre-filter resumes. The system works by scanning resumes for contextual keywords and key phrases, mathematically scoring them for relevance and sending only the most qualified ones through for human review. This saves HR manager’s time, but it also means that your application could slip through the cracks if you don’t format your resume just right or include the exact keywords the hiring manager is searching for.
In this session, learn the key inside information to beat the ATS. Find out what trips up applicants the most, and how to avoid those pitfalls. This session will give you a better understanding of how these systems work and what you can do to make sure your resume gets into a human’s hands.
After years of working in a corporate setting in recruiting and sales, Lauren Milligan started to have that ‘entrepreneurial bug’. In September of 2001, she left her comfy corporate job to start ResuMAYDAY. She also writes a TribLocal blog that covers job search and career advancement topics, is a frequent contributor to CareerBuilder.com articles, has been featured in several publications, and a guest on several talk shows.
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Free for CRC Members/$20 for Non-members
Career Resource Center, Inc.® is the proven confidence-building, employment resource featuring individualized attention, education, training and coaching by industry professionals.Results-focused, CRC has assisted more than 12,000 job candidates during its 26 year history, with a success rate averaging 80%. Our strength is in energizing and empowering job seekers and helping candidates navigate the process with relevant, proven job search strategies. Our professionals focus on helping job candidates optimize their search efforts and maximize their results. Modest fees are possible as this 501(c)(3) nonprofit is supported by donors and volunteers.
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