Chapter 4

Leveraging Familiar Search Tools

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Revisiting plain text and doing it better

Bullet Maximizing your plain-text resume for ATS

Bullet Understanding online screening techniques that judge you

Bullet Blogging your way to a job

Bullet Foiling identity theft and coping with spam filters

Bullet Utilizing the power of going directly to employers

Bullet Working with recruiters

Although not all web technology tools have held up under the rigors of time and progress, some are still favored job finders in the 21st century. Job boards and company websites, for instance, retain star status in determining where to send your resumes. The handsome full-design resume is another tool that remains on job seekers’ hit parade. (Chapter 11 gives you the scoop on resume design.)

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