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How Do Recruiters Search and Screen Resumes?

Last week in my Ask A Recruiter column for www.theglasshammer.com I wrote about the two main factors that every resume needs – authenticity and specificity.  Specificity (i.e., tailoring a resume to the employer/ industry/ function you are targeting), is particularly important because it enables your resume to be found when recruiters search and noticed when recruiters screen.

 Recruiters search for resumes on job boards, social networks such as LinkedIn, articles and white papers (especially at senior levels), and their own database.  When a search kicks off recruiters filter through the resumes from these sources by keywords and criteria.  If you don’t have those keywords or criteria in your resume, you may not get picked.

Read the rest of my tips for getting your resume searched and noticed at:

http://www.theglasshammer.com/news/2009/06/24/ask-a-recruiter-how-do-recruiters-search-and-screen-resumes/

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