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Resume expert Kim Isaacs has a few strategies for making sure your resume is seen by human eyes in this fourth of five series.
One of my favorite subjects in school was astronomy--I was mesmerized by all things celestial. Little did I know at the time that one of my curiosities--black holes--would directly relate to my work in the resume writing industry. I now know that a black hole's gravitational pull has attracted a vast quantity of resumes that will never see the light of day again.
Here's the standard drill: Submit your resume online and wait. And wait and wait some more. (Wash, rinse, and repeat.)
Believe it or not, there are ways to increase the chance of your resume being read by a human. Here are a few strategies:
Want to really avoid the ominous resume black hole? Don't rely on online submissions as your primary method of job searching. Networking--and the personal relationships that develop from networking activities--is the key to differentiating yourself in today's competitive job market. Take the time to build your online connections via social media sites as well as real-life contacts.
Kim Isaacs is a firm believer in the power of a resume to jump-start careers and change lives. She is the director of ResumePower.com, a resume writing firm that prepares job seekers for success in a competitive job market. Kim has served as Monster's Resume Expert since 1999.
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