Is My Resume Making It Through the Screening Process?

In order to get hired, your resume must get into the hands of hiring managers. This is easier said than done, but it’s worth making the effort to ensure you are able to land a fantastic job that will advance your career.

There are likely a few stages of screening you will need your resume to make it through. Here are a few key tips to help you ensure your resume can get through the gauntlet and hopefully help you to land an interview and get hired.

  • Use the right key terms to get flagged by application software: Many companies use automated processes to collect and screen resumes. These automated systems typically look for keywords. If your resume does not contain the relevant keywords for your industry, you may never get past this initial screening phase and get to the point where a human looks at your qualifications.
  • Tailor your resume to the job description: Once your resume is looked at by hiring managers at the company, they want to immediately see you are a good fit for the position. By customizing your resume to reflect the language in the job ad and show you have the qualifications the company is seeking, you are much more likely to advance in the hiring process.
  • Make sure your resume is quick and easy to read: Hiring managers typically look at resumes only for a few seconds. If you don’t immediately jump out as being qualified, your resume may be passed over for someone who the hiring manager can more quickly determine would be a good fit.
  • Avoid typos or mistakes on your resume and cover letter: Since your resume is one of the key documents showing what a great employee you would be, you cannot afford careless mistakes. Employers typically don’t move forward with candidates who make mistakes when they’re supposed to be making their best impression.

Even when you have a well-done resume with no mistakes, there’s a lot of competition for top jobs that can make it hard for you to get your resume noticed. To ensure your resume is getting where it needs to go, reach out to staffing professionals at High Profile.

We have strong connections in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas with companies that are hiring, and we can get your resume in front of hiring managers who trust our recruiters to send them great candidates. To find out how getting help from our staffing service can make it easier for you to find great jobs, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online today.

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