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2 is false. False, false, false. Especially if you're submitting online.

The reason?

Most employers use software to weed out candidates that don't use certain key words or industry jargon. That software is largely stupid. It only looks for the terms that the companies put in, and doesn't look for terms or ideas that might be related.

If you want your resume to pass the first round of inspection, you HAVE to have key words and jargon in there, or it will get tossed before a human ever actually sees it.

July 20 2012 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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