In the email box, a software based service which promises to get your resume "to the top of the heap". How enticing.
A conversation with a business colleague; an anecdote about a friend in the tech industry who hides industry related keywords in white font heavily throughout his resume. His rationale for doing so? That most resumes are scanned electronically and his hidden keywords will place him at the top of the hiring manager's list.
Look, these tricks may help get a resume in the "pile", but they are no guarantee of employment. Employment and steady work are the goal, not getting to the top of the "pile".
Networking, done correctly and constantly, results in less employment downtime.
Networking means more opportunity before and after the hire date.
Play resume games if you will, but concentrate on your personal network and leave the games, piles and heaps to the amateurs.
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