This presentation shows job seekers ways to customize their resumes by including valuable key words and skills so they have a better chance of getting through the ATS software utilized by many employers who scan electronic resumes.
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O*Net for Resumes & *ATS Optimize Your Resume Using Keywords By the WOWC Products Team
ON TARGET Agenda How to Optimize Your Resume Using O*Net and *Automatic Tracking Systems Today’s Job Market – Too many resumes chasing too few jobs Your Skills – A really BIG deal Job Descriptions - Keyword search using job announcements Tailoring Your Resume – Making your resume match employers’ needs O*Net Online – A job seeker’s best friend Automatic Tracking Systems – Preparing a resume to get through filters
ON TARGET “The fact is there are too many resumes chasing too few job openings.” Don Bauder, CPRW Employers use all sorts of filters to cut through the flurry of resumes they get for each job opening. Some include: Only accepting online applications Using tools in the software to exclude: Age of resume in the system Keywords in resume titles Desired occupation Availability Location
ON TARGET Can You Identify Your Skills? Most applicants may have the desired skills to do the job, but can’t communicate those skills effectively on their resume or in a job interview. Identify your skills and qualifications. Knowledge is power. Start researching in the best places to find the skills set needed so you get noticed.
ON TARGET Why Should You List Your Key Skills? It is the best way to communicate your value to an employer! One of the first things Your area of expertise List key words that are hiring managers will and/or what you have important to the be looking for is a been trained in should employer. Keywords sense of if you have be displayed as skills and skills get the skill set necessary on the top half of your attention. to do the job. resume. Try to use the The top half of the keywords and phrases resume (above the that are important to fold) gets seen first. your job function and industry.
Examples of Key SkillsON TARGET (Example: Manufacturing/Production Associate) CORE COMPETENCIES •Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9000, Quality Assurance •Expert Assembly, Robotics, Re-Tooling, Machine Set-up •Logistics, Materials Management, Forklift •Audit Control Procedures, Production Logs •Accident Prevention, Safety and First Aid •Safe, Efficient with Strong Leadership Qualities •Able to Work Independently with Little Supervision (Example: Senior Level Merchandising Executive) CORE COMPETENCIES •Apparel Merchandising, Merchandising Strategy •Product Development/Launch/SKU Planning •Costing, Budgeting, Inventory Management •Vendor Sourcing/Supplier Relations •Channel Brand Management •Time Management •Team Building
ON TARGET Start by Looking for Keywords & Skills in Job Descriptions Job Descriptions typically include responsibilities, duties, tasks, and/or skills. See underlined words. Certified Executive Chef Production Coordinator Schedules and coordinates flow Applicants must be able to manage of work within and between all kitchen staff, oversee all kitchen departments of facility in order operations in the restaurant to expedite production. including adhering to all food safety guidelines, preparing, seasoning, Chief Inspector and cooking soups, fish, meats, Controls the quality of raw material vegetables, desserts, salads, or from suppliers, as well as finished other foods, and the ability to plan components, ensuring fast and and price menu items, order accurate production of manufactured supplies, keep records units using up-to-date and accounts is a plus! inspection procedures and tools.
ON TARGET Can You Find Any Keywords, Phrases, or Skills in this Description? Customer Specialist Position Purpose Summary: Answers phones to respond to orders, general customer inquiries, invoice questions, and customer complaints. First point of customer contact for general inquiries like pricing, products, scheduling etc. Ensures delivery of excellent customer service through fast and accurate processing of orders, communication, and coordinating with other employees to resolve inquires. Builds and maintains business relationship with clients by providing prompt and accurate service to promote customer loyalty. Assists in resolving general customer inquires / fulfillment issues, invoice questions, and customer complaints from inbound and outbound calls. Identifies potential sales opportunities, solicits orders and pass leads to inside / outside sales representatives. Responsibilities: Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly. Provides customers with product and service information. Up-sells products and services. Transfers customer calls to appropriate staff as required. Identifies, researches, and resolves customer issues. Follows-up on customer inquiries and follows-through for prompt resolution and customer satisfaction. Completes call logs, reports and various sales support tasks as required. Solicits orders from customers (may make sales calls -- cold calls) and revises pricing schedule of orders as required. Qualifications: Ability to project a professional company image through phone interaction. Must be self motivated and possess good organizational and time management skills. Basic negotiation and selling skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize work. General knowledge of records management, handling customer problems, pricing, products, production planning/scheduling, sales support, inventory control, organization structure and corporate policies and procedures. Ability to negotiate prices, transmit orders for shipping, follow up with customers, and promptly resolve problems. Ability to provide excellent customer service at all times. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant sales systems technology.
ON TARGET Use Linkup.com, Indeed.com, Monster.com, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn.com’s jobs, and company sites to research job descriptions. Look at job descriptions even if those positions aren’t geographically desirable. As long as the description appeals to you, you can use it to improve your resume. Identify the buzzwords, key phrases, and re- appearing information. Does everyone mention cross-functional teams? Include it on your resume. Is there a particular software package your industry mentions in every job description? You need to know it, list it, and be able to illustrate how you used it. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2011/01/19/how-to-tailor- your-resume-for-an-employer Miriam Salpeter, US News & World Report 1/19/2011.
ON TARGET Here is an example of Occupational Skills needed to get the job found in the resume section under Abilities Summary. Summary • Operate production machinery • Examine products for quality • Observe equipment operations • Detect machine malfunctions • Read meters and gauges • Lift raw materials • Mark/tag identification on parts • Load/unload materials • Clean and lubricate equipment • Record information on orders 15
The O*Net, an Internet database, is maintained by the U. S. Dept. of Labor and updated 24/7. Employers use O*Net when they write job openings. You can, too! Research job skills for any occupation using O*NetOnline.Org.
ON TARGET O*NET is the primary source of occupational information in the United States. Knowledge is power. O*Net gives you information about occupations such as knowledge, activities, skills, work styles, & more. Add value to your resume with the power of O*Net! onetonline.org 18
The Summary Description is an excellent source for creating yourON TARGET Objective Statement on your resume. For example, “Experienced Master Auto Mechanic position where I use my training and skills to repair automobiles, trucks, and buses, with specialty training in heavy equipment vehicles.”
Analyze the Tasks SectionON TARGET Tasks = Skills Employers Want for Job Applicants. Use Copy/Paste to put them from O*Net directly into your resume. 22
ON TARGET O*Net & Indiana Career Connect.Com Do you have a resume on IndianaCareerConnect.Com? You should, and here is why… When you create a resume on ICC, your skills automatically imbed to your resume because of the jobs you reported in your Employment History. To see your skills, begin here.
ON TARGET Your resume has to get you from here through the filters to the interview.
ON TARGET 12 Steps to Be ATS (Applicant Tracking System) Optimized Posted by Julie Calli on the 6figurejobs.com website Most candidates don’t know what an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is and why they should care. However once you understand what an ATS is, then you will certainly agree that is important to make sure you are optimized when submitting an application using one. The following is 6FigureJob’s 12-step guide for applying through an ATS to improve your chances of being considered for a position. 1. Read the job description. This may sound obvious but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do this completely. The job description will provide the information you need to know whether you are qualified for this position or not. The entire article is available from the facilitator.