12 Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems


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Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of Resunate.com, a job application tool that tailors and optimizes your resume for a specific job. You can find Mona and Resunate on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

You filled out the job application, updated your resume and clicked “Submit.” But as the days or weeks pass, you never receive a phone call or email from the employer. What happened?

Unbeknownst to many job seekers, a whopping 72% of resumes are never seen by human eyes. Why? Well, employers large and small now use applicant tracking software to parse the information from your resume and map it into a database called an ATS (applicant tracking system). From this information, the system will assign you a score based on how well you match the job the employer is trying to fill, and then rank and sort all candidates. Naturally, the potential employees with the highest scores move on, while others are left in the dust.

Wondering how you can optimize your resume and rank highly in the employer’s ATS? Here are several tricks to improving your resume’s score.

1. Use Language from the Job Description: Look through the job listing to determine the skills required. Identify industry terms, buzzwords and jargon the hiring manager uses most frequently in the description and incorporate these words into your resume when possible and applicable — the ATS is looking for these keywords… Leer más “12 Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems”

You know you are a Designer when…….

Being a designer totally kicks butt! You become so engrossed in this profession that you fail to notice the awesomeness in it; which (other) people think is totally insignificant. Well, it is time to educate them and let them know why we are the real deal.

To be honest, I think I’ve learned a lot in the process of living the life of a designer. I’m sure you understand when I say this. So, I decided to gather a few peculiar behaviors of today’s designer. This may sound funny to many, but i guarantee this is true to the last nerve 🙂

Before I became a designer (or so I think), i used to find these behaviors hysterical but now I realize the more time I spent being a designer, the clearer it became. Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on this. It is a weekend post, so have a good laugh 🙂

You know you are a Designer when…..

1. You (kinda)worship Paul Rand, Dieter Rams or Milton Glaser.
2. You can give a big lecture on the differences between ART and DESIGN.
3. You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
4. Your desk is (mostly) clean and you like to keep it as simple as possible.
5. Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
6. You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
7. You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
8. Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you get a nervous breakdown.
9. You take nearly 15 minutes to experiment and decide on the perfect color palette.
10. GIF Images and scrolling texts make you go absolutely mad.
11. You pay (very)close attention to the tiniest of details and don’t want to make even the simplest of mistakes.
12. You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
13. You (at least)know what HTML/CSS stands for.
14. If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
15. You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
16. You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
17. You get the heebie jeebies when you hear someone say IE.
18. You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
19. Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
20. You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably.


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you know you are a designer whenBeing a designer totally kicks butt! You become so engrossed in this profession that you fail to notice the awesomeness in it; which (other) people think is totally insignificant. Well, it is time to educate them and let them know why we are the real deal.

To be honest, I think I’ve learned a lot in the process of living the life of a designer. I’m sure you understand when I say this. So, I decided to gather a few peculiar behaviors of today’s designer. This may sound funny to many, but i guarantee this is true to the last nerve 🙂

Before I became a designer (or so I think), i used to find these behaviors hysterical but now I realize the more time I spent being a designer, the clearer it became. Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on this. It is a weekend post, so have a good laugh 🙂

You know you are a Designer when…..

  1. You (kinda)worship Paul Rand, Dieter Rams or Milton Glaser.
  2. You can give a big lecture on the differences between ART and DESIGN.
  3. You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
  4. Your desk is (mostly) clean and you like to keep it as simple as possible.
  5. Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
  6. You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
  7. You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
  8. Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you get a nervous breakdown.
  9. You take nearly 15 minutes to experiment and decide on the perfect color palette.
  10. GIF Images and scrolling texts make you go absolutely mad.
  11. You pay (very)close attention to the tiniest of details and don’t want to make even the simplest of mistakes.
  12. You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
  13. You (at least)know what HTML/CSS stands for.
  14. If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
  15. You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
  16. You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
  17. You get the heebie jeebies when you hear someone say IE.
  18. You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
  19. Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
  20. You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably. Leer más “You know you are a Designer when…….”

How to Design a Clean Business Website with Photoshop

The focus of this template is on a design agency that offers a range of web-based services. The primary aim of the page we’re designing, therefore, is to promote what the business does and what services they provide.

This is the first part of a tutorial on building a clean business website. This first part will focus on creating the design in Photoshop, and in the second part, will focus on converting the PSD outcome to a working XHTML template.


How to Design a Clean Business Website with Photoshop

The focus of this template is on a design agency that offers a range of web-based services. The primary aim of the page we’re designing, therefore, is to promote what the business does and what services they provide.

This is the first part of a tutorial on building a clean business website. This first part will focus on creating the design in Photoshop, and in the second part, will focus on converting the PSD outcome to a working XHTML template.

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Short hand CSS properties…


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Short hand CSS properties, that must be saving your time while working on any project. Instead of using CSS properties in each line, we can use in single line.

1. BACKGROUND

We usually use following properties in Background.

background-color:
background-image:
background-repeat:
background-attachment:

Normally we use background as:

.backGrnd
{
background-color: yellow;
background-image: url(“stunningmesh.jpg”);
background-repeat: repeat-x;
background-attachment: fixed;
background-position: left top;
}

But if you want to write these properties in Short hand, you will write these properties as:

.backGrnd
{
background: yellow url(“stunningmesh.jpg”) repeat-x fixed left top;
} Leer más “Short hand CSS properties…”