Gone are the days of simply mailing your resume, receiving a call, shaking hands at the interview and agreeing on a start date for that new job. The Internet has taken over the recruiting landscape and everyone is required to submit a resume online. While that brings greater efficiency to the process for employers, it can be awfully maddening for job seekers. But it doesn't have to be that way if you know how to navigate the system. -- Tory Johnson
Consider these 12 tips before pressing "submit":
- Search job boards and the websites of employers that appeal to you. Print out the job postings that you're interested in pursuing before you apply.
- Use a highlighter to mark the keywords and industry language used to describe the requirements and responsibilities of each position.
- Compare those words and phrases to the language that appears in your current resume.
- Figure out how and where to add the most relevant keywords to your resume, assuming you have the specific