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Scannable Resumes

Large, medium and small organizations today are utilizing state of the art computer systems and scanners to store and access resume information (nearly all, if not all of the Fortune 500 companies are using such technology). Using this "artificial intelligence," resumes are optically scanned as an image into a computer system. The computer then reads the resume and creates databases of skills, achievements and degrees in the form of key words. Employers may then access candidate resumes by searching for key words.

To maximize interview and thus employment opportunities, it is important to develop an effective "scannable" resume. Consider the following guidelines for content and format:

(JobTrak Corporation - http://www.jobtrak.com)