Category Archives: application tracking system

Find key words in the clouds—word clouds

"word cloud"Click on the link above to see this word cloud at WordItOut. You may also view it on this website if you enable JavaScript (see your web browser settings). Word cloud made with WordItOut What is a word cloud?  Look at the image above.  That is a word cloud.  It is a visual summary of the […]

How To Get Your Resume To The Top Of The Pile

Recently I read an article in the New York Times about how people are getting their resumes to the top of the pile. I knew what the procedure was, but what surprised me was how companies are encouraging the practice and why. The method I am talking about is networking to find an acquaintance who […]

Cover Letters: To Send or Not to Send, That is the Question.

Whether you send a cover letter or not can depend on the of flip a coin.  I recently read two separate articles about the importance of cover letters.  In one article, 86% of the surveyed said the cover letter wasn’t necessary.   In the other article, 86% of the sample said the cover letter was an […]

What Are Keywords And Why Are They The Keys to Your Success?

If you are job searching, you have heard of keywords.  But what are they, where do I find them and how do I use them.  That is what this post is all about.  Keywords are the key to your success. Keywords are the words the employer uses in their job ad and what they will […]