When I decided to turn pro as a resume writer back in late 2000, I found the newest trick at the time was to add a Keywords Section to the bottom of the resume, just in case a computer would read the document before human eyes ever did. Resume.com taught me this trick when I was one of their independent contractors. I used this technique for about 2 years and dropped it in late 2002. After reading this article in the CareerJournal, I’m certainly glad I did! Apparently, HR folks hate this technique, along with several other sneaky tactics. Find out all about them by clicking here.

Good luck in your jobsearch!

–Susan Geary, CERW / 1st Rate Resumes