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Lisa Vaas is a journalist who analyzes technology and job-hunting strategies.

Archive for January 2011

Boolean Ninjas

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Can killer keyword searches and adept Boolean combinations make up for a weak pipeline when it comes to delivering top-notch candidates? Here’s a hint: It’s so important, some recruiters I approached for this story refused to blab about their tricks. The thinking: Why tip off the competition? I still managed to glean a ton of handy techniques. Read the full story here.


Fool the ATS

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How’s this for too much of a good thing? In her former position as director of teacher recruitment for the New York City Department of Education’s 1,600 schools, Tracy Brisson and her staff on a yearly basis handled some 13,000 resumes generated from the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Even with sophisticated ATS technologies, recruiters still get swamped. We spoke with some who’ve mastered techniques to lessening the flood so they don’t drown. Read the full article here.

Refresh Your Resume for 2011 Before You Have To

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The new year is the perfect to time to reflect on milestones, refresh the accomplishments and performance numbers and put it all down in your resume, should you need one in 2011. Check out the full story here.

The Resume Match Is Up to You

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Don’t expect the resume screener to be an expert. It’s up to you (and your resume) to direct the conversation that will match you to the job. Check out the full story on TheLadders.

Written by Lisa Vaas

January 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm