Online And Traditional Resumes

With so much job search activity taking place on the internet these days, it is sometimes difficult to remember even the most tech-savvy companies still like to receive traditional resumes. And there are many companies who do not ever search for candidates online, even at business-oriented sites such as LinkedIn. Companies like to receive traditional print or electronic applications and resumes they can scan into their computerized Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Using an ATS, the recruiter, hiring manager or human resources personnel can quickly search through thousands of resumes for those job applicants who have the skills, experience, education and accomplishments the company is looking for. This reliance on ATS systems is, at the moment, much stronger than any reliance on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites. If you were a recruiter, would you rather hunt through thousands of tweets for the one person you need or use an ATS system to evaluate the resumes sent to you? Right now, I recommend clients have a resume optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems. They also need a “pretty” resume to mail or hand to an interviewer. Job seekers who have a LinkedIn profile should make sure it strongly and consistently reinforces their resume. Profiles may be needed on other social media sites. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

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