I, Robin Schlinger, am now published. See my chapter on Applicant Tracking Systems here in the following book: * 101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market! * Finally, Over 100 of the World’s Leading Career Experts have joined together to give you the complete collection of 101 insider secrets that show you how to instantly and positively compete in today’s job market! In this new book, “101 Great Ways To Compete in Today’s Job Market,” experts including Robin Schlinger,… Read More
Candidates for technical positions know they can count on Robin’s Resumes® when they are preparing to change or find a job. I have several qualifications for writing technical resumes. First, I am a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a BS in chemical engineering. Second, for many years I worked as a chemical engineer, process engineer, project manager, and software developer in major corporations. Third, as a Certified Master Resume Writer and Certified Professional Resume Writer, I have… Read More
Number four in our countdown of things not to do on your resume is keyword spam. Modern Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)—the software that “reads” resumes to save humans work—are aware of context. If you are a chemical engineer, the terms “chemical,” “engineer,” “engineering,” and so on should appear naturally in the description of your career. That is a better way of handling keywords than listing them over and over with no regard for context. Number three is sending your resume… Read More
Generally, I do not use an accented e in the word “resume.” The accented e in resume is intended to show how the word is pronounced: res-u-may, not re-zoom. While the accented e is correct, it is also considered a symbol in word processing systems like Word and WordPerfect. That’s where the difficulty arises. Some computer programs have a problem reading symbols. Those programs include the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) that companies depend upon to review resumes electronically. Instead of… Read More
This is just a short post. I recently had an interview at the Financial Fitness Show (http://www.financialfitnessshow.com). Hear me on the radio: http://financialfitnessaudio.s3.amazonaws.com/06232012_RobinS_Full.mp3. If you want to hear Robin Schlinger from Robin’s Resumes – you can click on the link above.