Re: How to beat the resume scanner

Subject: Re: How to beat the resume scanner
From: Caryn Rizell <caryn -at- HPPTC95 -dot- ROSE -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 1994 10:46:48 PDT

This is news to me! Can someone explain more about how this
Resumix works? Has anyone ever seen it in use?

What do you mean by:

Don't keep it short?
What are the 'extra key words'
Does that mean not to use Helvetica and Times Roman?
Why not use MS Word template?

Caryn Rizell
caryn -at- hpptc95 -dot- rose -dot- hp -dot- com

> Resumix, the software firm used by many companies to scan and sort resumes
> has announced a crib sheet that explains how to make your resume
> more likely to pass the initial sorting process. Examples of the hints:

> Don't keep it short
> Use jargon and acronyms
> Add extra key words that add to your rating score
> Don't mix fonts or use italics
> Don't use the MS Word resume template (MS uses Resumix)

> I guess we need two resumes, one for machines,
> and one for humans.

> Bob Morrisette
> Documentation Consultant
> control -at- qms -dot- EBay -dot- Sun -dot- COM

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