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What happens to your resume that you submit to a job board or a recruiter?
Posted on: 05/10/2012>
The Resume Black Hole
You spend countless hours working on creating and updating your resume to get it perfect. You constantly ask yourself "What can I do to improve my resume"? After all of the work is done you post your resume on job boards and send your resume to numerous recruiters. What happens to your resume after that?
In all cases, your resume goes into a database with thousands of other resumes, also known as the resume black hole. Once your resume makes it into a database then employers run queries, called Boolean keyword text searches, to find candidates that match their job requirements. The odds of your resume making it to the top of the search results are not real good - even if you are the most experienced job seeker for the job. Let's take a closer look at the cause.
For example, let's say an employer is looking for a nurse. If they enter "nurse" into the keyword search box, a list of all resumes that mention "nurse" in them will come back in the search results. This includes all nurses with 4 months of experience and nurses with 20 years of experience. It also includes people that say they desire to be a nurse or are taking classes to become a nurse. The employer then has to read through hundreds or even thousands of resumes to determine which candidates meet their requirements.
This is the same process whether an employer is looking for a nurse, information technology specialist, engineer, or accountant. Often times employers will read through a handful of resumes and call the best ones in the group. This leaves you, the experienced job seeker, crossing your fingers that they actually stumble upon your resume and read it. Put yourself in the shoes of the employer going through 400 resumes. It is a daunting task and the most qualified candidates will probably slip through the cracks.
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Therefore, job seekers just wishing to post a resume on a job board and walk away will always have a tougher time getting a job. Taking just a few minutes to create a free profile at SkillSniper will position you in the best possible way to be found. It is estimated that there are well over 100 million resumes on the internet so new matching technology is a must. If you have acquired good job skills and experience then use them to your advantage and help employers find you faster. Take your job search tot he next level and visit SkillSniper.com to create your free job seeker profile today.