Dos and Don’ts for your CV

  Dos Action keywords: Start each sentence with an action word. List here. Correct section headings: Section heading should be readable by a computer. List here Standard fonts: Stick to Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, Times New Roman, Impact and Georgia. Research the role: Ask seniors, lookup…

What are keywords? Where do I add them?

Let us start with a question. In your view, how many job applications do big companies get for their job postings? 100? 500? 1,000? 5,000? Nope. It runs into tens of thousands. Yahoo!receives 12,000+ resumes every week. Companies eventually land up with an enormous pool of…

How to prepare a CV

Maintain a master CV: List down all your achievements in your life. You shall taper this down based on the job description. Make sure to include the following: Work history Internships Extra curricular activities Project Work Honors & Awards Skills Educational Qualifications Courses Certifications Volunteer…

How to optimize your resume to beat resume screeners?

Resume optimization refers to the optimization of ones resume to a particular job to maximize ones interview chances. Resume optimization is also often referred to as an SEO for resumes. It has become quite a tedious process in today’s competitive job market. With sizeable company…

The Science of Resume Screening

The Machines are here: Software systems are everywhere. From banking to shopping,  fromtraveling to education, from whatever-you-can-think-of to whatever-you-cannot-even-think-of, software are all-pervasive and resume screening is no exception. While this is a great advance for HR departments, this can be quite a scary prospect for…

How Applicant Tracking Systems work

What are Applicant Tracking systems(ATS)? ATSs are systems used by employers to track and manage applications to jobs. The ATSs ease the process of recruitment for employers. What are the uses of Applicant Tracking Systems? Screen Candidates Test Applicants Schedule Interviews Track hiring Check References Manage…

CVLift- An Intro

What is CVLift? CVLift is an online resource that will help students and young professionals make job specific resumes. CVLift works to include the right keywords and highlight the right skills on your CV to maximize your chances of getting that interview call. What is our…