(Editor’s Note) This article, from The New York Times by Tara Siegel Bernard, is targeting a younger audience, but the message is applicable to job seekers of all ages. It is important to understand that 21st century technology has changed job hunting strategies. If you are in a career transition and not paying attention to sites liked Linkedin or to keywords in your resume, you could be sabotaging your job search.
“Make sure you are carefully reviewing the job description and aligning your experience and transferable skills based on what the organization is looking for, said Mercy Eyadial, Associate Vice President of Career Development and Corporate Development and at Wake Forest University. If you don’t, you risk not showing up in the list of potential candidates for consideration which is often based on keyword searches.”
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