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This article from the Wall Street Journal emphasizes that your resume must be easy to scan by recruiters and hiring managers.
This article from the Harvard Business Review provides solid advice for overcoming some of the most common red flags often found in resumes. It's a short read but well worth it.
Helen LaVan, March, 2021
Helen is a Professor of Management And Entrepreneurship at DePaul University, where she teaches recruitment and selection and career development. She has assisted in the development of over 4,000 resumes.
In this fact-filled presentation she digs deep into the art and science of resumes and the job search process covering topics that include: finding the right company, how Applicant Tracking Systems work and how to get your resume past them and into the hands of the hiring manager, improving your "score" by matching your resume to the posted job descriptions, the content your resume must contain to be seen, and fatal resume mistakes.
And, Helen backs up her presentation with over 2 dozen links to research and provides you with those links to search, study, and use to improve your resume and increase your chances of landing THE RIGHT JOB for you.
If you are in the job search mode, you must study this attached presentation and the links in provides!
Helen LaVan, January 2020
Our own advisor Helen LaVan shared with us her research into Applicant Tracking Systems and how you can best deal with them as you submit your qualifications to your target company.
Helen has an MBA and PhD and is a Professor of Management at DePaul University where she teaches both Recruitment and Selection and Career Development. She has personally helped over 4,000 individuals at all levels develop their resumes. She is a licensed counselor in the State of Illinois.
When submitting your resume to target companies it will most likely go into an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) which is software that reads your resume and ranks it according to keywords.
A recent study indicates that up to 75% of qualified job seeker candidates are being eliminated because their resume did not follow the ATS rules.
Dennis is an experienced executive who gave a fascinating presentation on the Do's and Don'ts of presenting your resume in a format easily read by an ATS. He further gave concrete ways to insure that you place your best foot forward when submitting your resume.
Helen LaVan, May 2015
Helen is a Professor of Management ad DePaul University, where she teaches Human Resource Management and Life and Career Planning courses. She has assisted in the development of hundreds of resumes, which have led to multiple interviews for job seekers. She has also made numerous presentations on resume development, assessments, interviewing, and job search strategies for the unemployed. She is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Illinois.