What is your job searching strategy? Do you use job portal or do you wait for newspaper ads? Sometimes job portal do not yield result. You keep updating your resume, yet you do not get any call from the recruiters.
Your resume is your most important weapon to attract the recruiters. You will have to create it in such a way that it will impress the interviewers and send you to the interview room. However, before you go to the interview room, you will have to get your resumes noticed by the recruiters. Sometimes job search engines fail to find the resume and this is the reason, you do not get calls from the recruiters.
Remember that all the companies use Internet to search for candidates. Due to this, you will have to make a keyword rich resume which will get noticed when companies search for the right candidate. Making your resume search engine friendly is important as there are thousands of candidates competing for the same position. You will have to make sure that your resume beats the others in this race.
Optimizing your resume in the job portals is lot like traditional search engine optimizing. And similarly you will have to optimize the keyword of your CV to win the race to get noticed.
Optimizing Your Resume
To optimize your CV, you will have to make a strategy. You need to cling to more keywords than longer sentences. If you are trying to be found for the content writing job, make sure to use the phrase content writer more than once in your resume. If you simply state that you are a writer and looking for writing job, you will minimize the chance of attracting recruiters.
Now the question is where will you use the keyword? You can use it in job title. While registering for the job portal you will find a space which asks you to include your technical skill. Use the keyword in this field. Some portals reserve a space to include all your professional skills – another chance of using your keyword. The secret is to know how many ways a recruiter can search for a resume.
While detailing your educational qualification, make sure to keep it short and simple.
When you use the keyword try to give out the idea that you are a specialist. The recruiters should not have problem finding the keyword.
Your experience is also relevant while making your resume search engine friendly. Specify the exact years of experience you are having in your area of specialization.
Another way of getting noticed is by including a recommendation page. Those of you are having a blog, make sure to add the link to your resume.
You should remember that search engines assess the HTML codes. These cannot process words. Due to this reason, search engines treat the texts written on the top of the page as important. Use this opportunity and write the keyword on the top of the page.
Getting noticed by the recruiters is an art. You will have to find creative ways of creating your CV. However, do not be fictitious though.