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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

There are many factors at play

Q: I’d love to know what happens when I send a resume or an application to an organization for a posted position. Can you shed some light on what recruiters or hiring managers are seeking? I don’t want my application to end up in the reject pile.

A: There are a lot of factors at play. For instance, does the organization use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to sort resumes for possible fit, or does the recruiter read every resume that comes in from any source?

If the organization uses an ATS, they input their requirements into the system and sort them based on how well they match the requirements. The recruiter then receives the ones that most closely fit the position requirements. If the recruiter reviews each resume, you need to know that they do not spend a great deal of time on each one.

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