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Career coaching clients have said to me, “I’ve heard the ATS machine only likes plain resumes.” Well, that’s sorta true. Here’s my opinion. An Applicant Tracking System, or ATS, is used by companies to help weed out unqualified candidates, which, as a hiring manager, I think is great. It really is frustrating (even aggravating at […]

My resume is not so traditional.

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Why the ATS Doesn’t Scare Me

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You need to demonstrate HOW you are the best candidate, not just why. I’ve learned a little (okay, A LOT) from reviewing thousands of resumes throughout my career. I’ll tell you what I rarely see: Impact. Value. Basically, what’s in it for me if I hire you? Most of the resumes I’ve seen over the […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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