How to Make Your Resume More Effective

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While applicant tracking systems are real, they are not a reason to derail your intuitive resume writing. Resumes that are hyper-focused on keywords and phrases may not only miss the mark with ATS systems that are programmed to weed out resumes that try to ‘game’ the system, but they also will miss the mark with real-live readers.

Most people fear that colorful resumes will risk rejection. The fact is, more people lose opportunities to other candidates because they cave into that fear. Because of their unease, many people flail when it comes to building persuasive resumes. Resumes are marketing documents. And marketing requires creativity along with a willingness to get uncomfortable.

This slideshow features three resume missteps that job seekers make every day, along with ways to rectify them, identified by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, a Glassdoor career and workplace expert. By expanding your vision of a contemporary, high-performing resume, you will empower your job search and land more (and more focused) interview opportunities.


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