The bleak truth about the ATS
Improve your Job Hunt in 4 steps
The ATS widens the gap between you and the hiring manager. Here’s how to close the gap and get noticed.
Don’t make your resume in MS Word. Think of portability & universality like an online profile or a hard copy in person.
CONTEXT IS KING
Keywords and KPIs are important, but a hiring manager can see FIT better when you provide context to skills & work.
TOO MUCH IS BAD
Don’t. Share. More. Than. Required.
COLOR IS GOOD
it’s not just dressing, it is making information digestable with clear fonts, clear organization, and visual interest.
Find People on Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, your old networks to start untapping the hidden job market.
BREAKING THE ICE
Try to get an introduction to the target. If you cannot use your research to share a poignant and interesting opening.
Email. Social media. Phone. Choose your medium wisely, and leverage it to get your foot in the door.
Borrow strategies from Marketing, Sales and Recruitment. And as a job hunter start seeing hiring managers as targets.
Use social media to curate the right audience, to broadcast your resume, and to connect with the right people.
Business directories are an untapped resource of connections, use them to find and connect with the right audience.
Ads on Google and Facebook can help you get in front of the right audience with clever, targeted messaging.
Create dimension to your resume by tweeting, blogging while showcasing your market knowledge and your personality