When James Hu found himself on the job hunt in 2013, he discovered that the powerful portals companies were using for hiring were simply parsing, ranking, and filtering resumes with an algorithm based on keywords. Knowing that he’d have to carefully tailor his resume for each application in order to be noticed, he built Jobscan from scratch to automate the process.
Job searching isn’t just about responding to job postings or attending networking events. Recruiters are looking online for the perfect people to fill vacant jobs– people that may or may not be job searching for openings that might not be posted publicly. Most recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates, who in turn can use […]
LinkedIn is the number-one online networking tool for professionals and job seekers. With that in mind, it might make sense to upload a resume to LinkedIn. But that’s not really how LinkedIn is meant to be used. How to upload your resume to LinkedIn anyway If you want your resume on your LinkedIn profile, there […]
While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]
Resume length advice hasn’t changed much over the past 60 years. A September 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times advised job seekers to: Keep it short. One page is best. Two are okay; anything longer is likely too much for a prospective employer to plow through. But get everything important in. A skimpy outline that […]
Whether you’re still working toward your degree and just need to pay the bills, or you’re embarking on your first post-graduation job search, you’ll need to produce a resume. The guidelines below are just what you will need to get started with your college student resume. 1. Write a master resume Set your job search […]
Resumes can be scary to create, but just as horrifying to read. Recruiters and hiring managers are subjected to comic sans, puke green font, typos, inappropriate headshots, and other terrors! Before you submit your resume, really contemplate how you’re presenting yourself. Go a step further and get a second opinion from a friend or upload […]
Most of the people I know have been unemployed at one point or another. There’s a sense of despair that comes with losing their source of income. Perhaps more devastating is a sense of emotional turmoil, which can include sadness, anger, self-doubt, fear, isolation, and even depression. A special category of unemployment identifies people who’ve […]