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How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)

How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)

Getting your resume into human hands is becoming more challenging than ever before. To screen large volume of resumes, many employers are using software to help with the initial screening of resumes. The vast majority of large companies (typically with 50 employees or more) are using an automated system to screen candidates, these systems are called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Continue reading ‘How to Get Your Resume Recognized by the Application Tracking System (ATS)’

The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself

Thelisa LavergneThe Tell Me About…question is one of the most common starting point for the majority of interviews.  These infamous words, “Tell Me About…..” is the interviewer’s opportunity to begin what is called a series of open ended questions, geared toward getting the dialogue between you and the interviewer started.  Continue reading ‘The Most Important Question…Tell Me About Yourself’

Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are buying things for the ones we love and expressing gratitude to those whom we care about. In three out of the past five Christmases (hopefully a year from now I won’t be saying four out of the past six), my wallet took a deep hit by overdoing it at the checkout line. I’ve told myself, “I need a higher paying job to deal with this,” and I’m sure those who don’t have jobs say the same thing without the “higher paying” part. Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Shop for Jobs’

Don’t Do It!

FriedaJob search can be one of the best experiences you will ever go through. But it can also be one of the worst experiences when lack of focus and perseverance is lost! Most job search professionals spend a great deal of time explaining “what to do and how to do it” in the most logical way. What would it look like if this blog offered you the exact opposite? Let’s try it and see what happens? This is a (partial and motivational) list of what “not to do” during job search. Continue reading ‘Don’t Do It!’

GRATITUDE

November is the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time to be with family and friends and share a meal together and take time to be thankful for our blessings. Thanksgiving conjures up pictures of turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and other special family treats. Of course, then there are the parades and football games that take place in between naps and cooking and left overs. Continue reading ‘GRATITUDE’

Income Now

VRW photo for blogToday I had the privilege of visiting one of the Workforce Solutions offices to introduce Income Now, an initiative of The Way Home, to our career office staff. Income Now is a joint project between Workforce Solutions, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston / Harris County, and 100+ housing, services and employment partner agencies to help people experiencing homelessness find jobs. This is another way that Workforce Solutions demonstrates their dedication to providing quality service to anyone needing assistance with employment, while being sensitive to areas that may provide a challenge to getting employment or keeping a job.
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Holiday Tips for the Soul

Photo 57 (2)My blog Resolutions Revisited, written last year, was inspired by multiple job seekers coming to terms with what seemed like a never-ending job search from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

It was written to encourage and inspire those who simply didn’t know how to start looking for work. Having been there myself, I was motivated by what the challenges look like to those experiencing unemployment for the first time.
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