As one of the leading recruitment solutions provider, leadership at CEIPAL is concerned about how talented job-seekers often fail to appear in the search results of their prospective employers. It is a hard thing to stay unemployed particularly when industries are grooming their recruitment teams with latest technologies just to find the right talent.

In our ongoing meetings with clients and our in-house R&D team, we studied the kind of resumes our ATS (Applicant Tracking System) has been sourcing for our clients. Taking lead from such resumes that fulfill our client requirements, here are 7 tips for the Job-Seeker to on top of recruiter’s key-word based resume search.

  • Avoid graphics, logos, and other non-textual things. These may block the sink and your resume may not reach the recruiters searching candidates through keywords.
  • To maximize your chances of appearance on recruiter’s search list, use keywords relevant to your industry.
  • Your resume objective shouldn’t sound completely aspirational. Avoid jargons, and write in short and simple sentences about experiences followed by added responsibilities you are ready to take up.
  • Bad English leads to bad business whether you are a language expert or a Java coder. Ensure you proofread.
  • Pro-tip: Include in your resume a brief recommendation (10-15 words) from a very senior and trusted employee of the company you are applying to.
  • Establish a network with existing senior employees of the company for reference to be passed along to the HR department.
  • In addition to the above, if you are a creative professional, you may include links to your video, or Ppt or your website with keywords such as ‘visual resume’, ‘video resume’, ‘voice resume’, ‘animated resume’ etc.

Hope you find the above tips useful in getting hired. Do let us know in the comments, thoughts, and ideas on the same. You may also ask generic questions related to hiring and ways to maximize your opportunity in getting selected. Please note that we are not resume writing companies, but at the same time we would love to have our readers experience the best in the recruitment and hiring space.