Jewish Family Service of Metrowest:

Get Your Resume Into Human Hands

December 6, 2017 Natick Free
(Photo: sturti/iStock)
(Photo: sturti/iStock)

Did you know that many companies use computerized applicant tracking systems to screen resumes before a hiring manager sees them? This workshop explains why these systems exist and how to optimize your resume so it gets past those systems into human hands. You will practice identifying key words in job descriptions and learn common formatting features and content issues that can 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 formatting features that will “confuse” applicant tracking systems.
  3. Modify your resume’s content and formatting to improve the likelihood that your resume will be reviewed by a human being.

Wendy Gelberg is a Career Navigator at JVS CareerSolution who provides one-on-one coaching, writes resumes, and facilitates job search workshops. She earned a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston University. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional, MBTI® Certified Facilitator, and Certified International Job and Career Transition Coach. 

All programs are free and open to the public. To RSVP, click “Go.”

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Israel of Natick
145 Hartford St
Natick, MA 01760

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