Choosing the right résumé words is the single biggest factor in determining your job search success. Proportionally, most people spend far more time job searching, reading job descriptions, and reviewing career sites, rather than ensuring they choose good résumé words. Job seekers falsely assume their résumé and the words in it, are correct. Yet, 75% of applicants are discarded because of the words in their résumé. Why is this? Job seekers incorrectly create a résumé portraying their past experiences. However, the hiring company wants candidates who can perform the duties of their current job opening. Therefore, the candidate chooses poor résumé words that do not match the words the hiring company is seeking. Could it be this basic? Yes, it is!
Much has been written about keywords, and the successful job seekers are choosing good résumé words that reflect the needs of the hiring company, not of themselves. This means, unfortunately, as a job seeker, you are required to tailor your résumé to every job. While this seems daunting, you will send out less résumés, but you will have a higher hit rate because you chose the right words for your résumé.
If you are serious about your job search, you need to understand what are good résumé words. Good résumé words are not “action verbs” or industry keywords. Instead, good résumé words convey you are the best fit to the position.
Identifying good résumé words used to be guess work. Today, technology tools are finally assisting job seekers. Preptel is one of the first career sites to introduce new tools to automatically identify good résumé words for each job and give a rating so you know how many resume words you matched. Preptel evaluates your résumés, identifies the good résumé words, and will even show a cross-candidate ranking. Early results show that Preptel optimized résumés score interviews more than 80% of the time. Once you clients change how you approach résumé words, you will increase their chances of success significantly.
|Preptel is the first and only proven service to increase your chances of getting an interview. With hundreds of applicants applying for each job, Preptel shows you how to reach the top of the interview list. Preptel’s technology identifies the good résumé words that you need to get noticed! Top industry analysts have tested Preptel’s technology and certified its capabilities (read it here). Preptel is offering a 7 day free trial so job seekers can try the solution before buying.
How it works: Preptel’s Resumeter prescreens your résumé against a given job description, provides a feedback report on how well you match the job requirements, and helps customize your résumé for the open position.
In addition, Resumeter optimizes your résumé so that the corporation’s Application Tracking System (ATS) ranks it higher, in much the same way optimized web sites rank higher on Google searches.
On the other hand, résumés with low ATS rankings are routinely filed or trashed with nary a response.
How to Get Your Résumé Noticed
In this video we show how to get your resume noticed and to the top of the applicant list. We show how to clean up a resume, format a resume, and ensure the right power words. Everyone who plans on sending in a resume or CV needs to use these techniques to improve their chances.
With Resumeter, you get:
|✔||Get instant résumé feedback.
Resumeter shows you exactly what to change to get their attention
|✔||Instant, accurate ratings.
Resumeter shows how you’ll be ranked.
|✔||Customize your résumé for each job.
With Resumeter, it’s fast and easy to make each application the strongest
|✔||Know where you rank in the candidate pool.
Improve your résumé before you send it.
|✔||Identify résumé errors.
40% of résumés are not seen because of formatting issues. Resumeter shows you what to change.
|✔||See what the hiring company sees.
Know how they will evaluate your résumé. Make sure it is the best.
PLUS, with a quarterly subscription, you get:
|✔||Detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses|
|✔||Analysis of your résumé against other people applying to the job|
|✔||Personalized interview guide highlighting your skills and experiences that match the job|