Have you optimized your resume with keywords yet? Long gone are the days where employers review all resume submissions manually. And even if there are still a few who are doing that, their eyes are quickly scanning over your resume for keywords that align with their view of the position. Related: 3 Things That Make Your Resume Less Effective A majority of today’s employers rely on scanning technology to go through the enormous volume of resumes that come in to their offices for each open position. It's a process similar to how websites and search engines operate. If your resume contains the right keywords and is “keyword rich” according to what the employer enters for the scanning technology, your resume has a greater chance of getting to the top of the stack for review. So, regardless of how qualified you may be for the position, your chance at an interview will likely be missed if the scanning technology or human eye does not see keywords that tell them you are relevant for the job.
March 06, 2014