By: Paulina Kostecki
Do you ever find yourself being let down after applying for jobs because your resume isn’t getting noticed? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. In today’s world it is nearly impossible for HR departments to give a close look to every resume they receive. In fact, most resumes don’t even get looked at by hiring managers because they don’t make it past the “robots” that weed out resumes. Read the tips below to find out how you can guarantee your resume will be looked at and called for an interview.
1.Use Simple Formatting
In order to get your resume past applicant tracking systems, stick to the basics and avoid using logos, pictures, designs, etc. You should also stick to the basic fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, Garamond, and be sure to use 12 pt. font.
Make sure your resume uses verbs and phrases that are specific to the position you’re applying for. By doing this, applicant tracking systems will put your resume higher up than others. However, it is important to not go overboard and use all keywords because that will not impress the hiring manager.
3.Don’t use the “Objective” Section Header
This section of your resume is pointless. Obviously you are applying for that specific position because you are interested in it and have knowledge in that field. Instead of wasting space with an objective section, try using a qualifications summary with a few bullet-points that highlight your specific skills for the position. This also gives you a chance to use more keywords.
4.Check for Typos
Self-explanatory. Don’t let your resume go unnoticed because of spelling mistakes.
Well, there you have it! Follow these very simple steps and you will be sure to get your resume past the robots and into the hands of the hiring manager. Don’t let applicant tracking systems hold back your resume!
Congratulations to OpTech's President and CEO, Ronia Kruse. She is one of 12 women nominated by WJR as a woman in the Great lakes area making a difference.
Hosted by Ann Thomas, WJR's annual Women Who Lead campaign seeks female leaders throughout the Great Lakes Region who are influencing the community in a positive way. In her podcast, Ronia shares that companies are only as good as the people they are able to attract, grow and retain. Listen below to hear Ronia's impressive story of inspiration as the podcast highlights her personal and professional accomplishments.
By: Paulina Kostecki
On Tuesday, August 7, OpTech partnered with a nonprofit called “Arts & Scraps” to assemble and donate craft kits. As a company, OpTech raised approximately $750 and assembled 100 craft kits that were later donated to the Detroit Boll Family YMCA located in downtown Detroit.
Arts & Scraps is a nonprofit organization that uses recycled materials to help people of all ages think, create, and learn. This organization looks for groups and/or individuals interested in volunteering or donating, which leads to their strong, artistic impact on the metro Detroit area. In fact, Arts & Scraps recycles 28 tons of materials every year, while also serving over 275,000 children in 3,000 locations. Arts & Scraps focuses on incorporating STEM education into their crafts.
OpTech feels grateful to have had this volunteer experience with Arts & Scraps and is looking forward to working with them again on future projects. To learn more about Arts & Scraps, visit the link! https://www.artsandscraps.org/
OpTech, LLC was once again recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Places to work for. OpTech takes pride in being one of the Best and Brightest in Metro Detroit, as this is the company’s ninth time receiving this award. Along with the other companies recognized, OpTech was chosen based on their innovation in human resource practices.
“I am proud of our organization for their contributions to our energetic culture. We are thrilled to have earned this prestigious award again this year,” said Ronia Kruse, OpTech President and CEO. “Our culture empowers our employees to be part of a growing team and to demonstrate their commitment to be successful. This recognition only validates the innovative ideas and creative HR practices that attract and retain talented, motivated employees.”
OpTech has won numerous awards over the years for being women-led, fast-growing, and for providing excellent staffing and solutions. As a whole, OpTech is dedicated to having a strong link between the company’s culture and quality of work it produces, while also recognizing that previous awards and achievements help to enhance their strong and energetic workplace.
OpTech will be honored alongside the 13 other Best and Brightest companies on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance, downtown Detroit. These companies will all also be competing for “Best of the Best overall,” which will be awarded to the company during the luncheon that has excelled in all categories.
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