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FutureStarrA Google Hidden Resumes
We all know that the job market is competitive and getting the first offer is the difference between securing and losing a job, so it's not beyond hope that a job applicant can hide their resume on Google to stand out from the crowd. Our research found that most Google resumes are in fact, hidden.
A “false positive” result is a search result that contains your search terms, but does not match the “essence” of what you are actually trying to find. For example – if you’re searching for resumes, there are many sites that will be returned in your search results that are in fact not resumes, such as sites advertising resume samples and job postings that mention phrases such as, “submit resumes to…”
Next, you’ll have to think about words that are commonly found on resumes, such as “objective,” “summary,” “experience,” “employment,” “skills,” “history,” “education,” etc. Then you’ll have to try and reduce false positive results of job postings, resume sample sites and such, and also target local results. Putting it all together, your search string could look like this: (Source: booleanblackbelt.com)
Resume writing is meticulous and painstaking process, but after working with applicants throughout my 20+ years of HR experience (and as the co-founder of ResumeGo), I've seen that many do go off to land great jobs at companies like Microsoft, Google and Amazon. There are four simple rules to writing a job-winning resume, and following them could significantly improve your chances of getting hired:
The larger the company, the more likely it is to use applicant tracking systems to scan through resumes for keywords and qualifications. And with thousands of applicants for each job listing, you can bet that your resume will be discarded if it fails to meet their standards. To avoid this from happening, be sure to include the same phrases and keywords mentioned in the job description. It's also imperative that you stick to a simple format – using a fancy, over-the-top template can prevent the system from properly parsing through your resume. (Source: www.cnbc.com)
Many recruiters at top companies won't even consider you as a serious candidate unless they see an active LinkedIn account listed and hyperlinked at the top of your resume. Why? They want to know that you're fully committed to your job search. Any candidate who doesn't have a LinkedIn profile up and running, especially in this day and age, obviously isn't in the loop or simply isn't taking their career seriously. Another incentive for having a LinkedIn profile is to deepen your connection and rapport with recruiters.
It’s true that ATS have search, filter, and ranking features that recruiters can use. For example, Taleo, one of the most-used ATS in the United States, has a feature called ReqRank that automatically compares applicants’ resumes to the job description and ranks them based on match rate. In theory, tools like this would save recruiters time and help them focus on top candidates. In reality, these algorithms are unreliable and most recruiters still manually review as many resumes as they can. The idea that ATS “robots” are auto-rejecting thousands of applicants without human input is a myth. The common claim that “75% of applicants are rejected by ATS” is simply not true. (Source: www.jobscan.co)