how to get an interview when companies filter resumes

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how to get an interview when companies filter resumes

Postby TerraFrost » Thu May 10, 2007 5:09 pm

From a random mailing list:

Worrisome, yes, because when you have a person that has been spit out by a "certification mill" but has little or no experience, they make it past HR into the hiring manager's hands. The person with great experience will fall thought the cracks. It gets even worse for the larger companies that have computers do the first sort of résumés, there the selected will come from those who had the wherewithal to copy the job description into the resume.

I tested that once by simply putting the job description into the document, white lettering and really tiny font. It worked beautifully, I was asked to interview for a position where I had few credentials, no experience (accounting auditor position, all my auditing is IT).

I thought that was kinda funny. Sad and funny.
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