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5 Resume Strategies That Will Get You Hired

From the Wording to the Format, Think Hard About What Goes on Your Resume

1. The Reader Might Not be Human

In most cases these days, the first hurdle the resume must leap is the computer database search engine. Recruiters use both external and internal database search technology to look for resumes that meet their criteria – ‘datamining.’ These search engines are given specific keywords for which to search and they crawl the resumes in the database seeking those keywords. Once the database takes a bite of the resume, next up is passing the human test. It is never a bad thing to submit both a scannable version and a human-friendly version.