By Liz Illg
Struggling to find the job of your dreams? You’re in good company! I’m Liz Illg, an Operational Strategist, Business Consultant, and Professional Word Whisperer. Everyday, I work with job hunters who have had the exact same experience.
Here’s what you don’t see: While you are struggling to find a job, business owners are struggling to fill jobs! This is the biggest pain point for the business clients I work with. No matter how hard they try, they just can’t find the right fit for their business.
Why the disconnect? It all boils down to technology and automation. In today’s high tech world, it is rare that your application or resume makes it in front of a human being. Instead, resumes are sorted and ranked using Applicant Tracking Systems.
Applicant Tracking Systems use key word identifiers to find and present only the “best” resumes to employers. The downside? Simple errors in formatting and wording can cause your resume to fall to the bottom of the pile. Even if you are the best fit for the job, your resume may never see the light of day.
Now for the good news. Employers are looking for you! They need qualified, dedicated professionals to staff their companies.
It is time to optimize your resume for this high tech world.
Here’s what you need to create:
1. A Printable Resume
Capture your career and personal skills in a highly readable format with an appealing graphic design that will WOW employers in six seconds or less. Keep this resume on hand for job fairs, networking events, and chance connections.
2. An ATS Compliant Resume
Present your resume highlights in a digital format that is ATS compatible. Identify and include key words that will trigger the system to send your resume to the top of the pile!
3. An Online Resume
To outshine your competitors, get deliberate about the way you present yourself online. Use the content from your resume to create a LinkedIn profile that reflects who you are and what you do.
If you shy away from writing one resume, let alone three, consider hiring your own personal type-A squad to help you on your job hunt.
At Liz Illg Consulting, I am happy to create modern resumes that connect job hunters with employers-in-need. Whether you need to update your current resume or start completely from scratch, I am happy to jump in and help!
Let’s put your resume to work for you, so you can get to work at your dream job.
Contact me today for a free consultation at www.lizillg.com