According to CNN, searching for jobs online is getting more difficult starting today. There are new federal regulations that put simply create a situation where it benefits employers to have fewer active applicants for any certain position.
In order to be seriously considered for a position, not only does your resume have to be tailored to the position, but your resume must include the exact text ti match the job announcement.
For instance, if a job description includes the words “three years of credit accounting experience,” put “three years of credit accounting experience” on your resume. Don’t just list a credit-accounting position with the dates you had it and assume someone will figure it out.
Here are all the specifications you must follow to be considered for an open position at a corporation that follows the new legislation:
* Follow the company’s instructions. If the subject of your email isn’t what is specified, for example, your resume will be ignored.
* Spell out your qualifications clearly. See above.
* Keep your resume up-to-the-minute current. They won’t look at resumes that are two or three weeks old.
* Target specific companies and visit their web sites often. Their websites will have positions listed before job boards like Monster, and some jobs won’t make it to the boards.
* If someone is referring you for a job, make sure you — and they — understand how to do it. Both the referrer and the applications must follow the company’s guidelines without any room for error.