How to Write a Resume That Appeals to Robots and People, with Virginia Franco

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Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are a prevalent hiring tool, used by a vast majority of employers. If you want to get your resume past an automated system and into a hiring manager’s hands, there are some specific steps you can take. Keywords are important, but Find Your Dream Job guest Virginia Franco says you should avoid keyword stuffing so that your resume makes sense to both humans and computers. Virginia advises job seekers to use their networks to bypass the ATS and to write resumes that can be read easily on mobile devices.

About Our Guest:

Virginia Franco is a multi-certified executive resume and LinkedIn writer, coach, and storyteller who helps job seekers to land interviews (https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginiafrancoresumewriter/).

Resources in This Episode:
  • To learn more about the membership site that Virginia is working on, and take advantage of your free offer, go to https://www.jobsearchsecretweapon.com/.
  • You can avoid the resume pitfalls we consistently see job seekers make with my resource: Don't Make These 8 Killer Resume Mistakes. In this guide, I’ll show you how to avoid the most common errors and get employers to take a second look at your resume. Go to https://resume.macslist.org/.

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