Career Workshop – Get Your Resume into Human Hands

This workshop provides information on the computerized applicant tracking systems that screen your resume to determine if the hiring manager will see it. You will learn why these systems exist, how widespread they are, and how to optimize your resume so that it will get past the computer and into human hands. You will practice identifying key words in job descriptions, and you will learn the common formatting features and content issues that may cause you to get screened out.
After completing this workshop you will be able to:
1) Identify keywords that you need to include in your resume
2) Recognize the formatting features that will “confuse” applicant tracking systems
3) Modify both the content and the formatting of your resume to improve your chances of having your resume looked at by a human being

Presented by Wendy Gelberg of JVS Career Solutions.

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When

Thursday, October 26, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Accessibility

The Coolidge Corner is located on the ground floor of the Coolidge Corner Library. There are three methods of access: (1) Use the main entrance, which is equipped with a ramp and door openers, followed by the lift in the far east corner of the ground floor. (2) Follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the ground floor entrance, which is equipped with a door opener, followed by three stairs from the hallway into the room, or (3) follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the back entrance, which is equipped with a door opener. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.


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