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Did you know that about 85% of available jobs are not advertised or made known to the public? In this world of computers and high tech websites, employers only need to go to the major job search websites and search for resumes. Even though you may have a resume available on the website(s), you may not be getting your resume seen by the right types of employers for the jobs you are qualified for.

According to a seasoned source at the State Employment Agency, there is a little known insider's technique that has proven to be remarkable in helping applicants obtain job interviews with online applications. Many employers have computer programs that scan online resumes looking for key words and sentences that are in the job description and job requirements. This special process will bring your resume to the TOP of the employer's pile, thus ensuring a phone call for an interview if your resume is properly filled out.

To snag that interview, do the following for online job applications:

  1. In your Word program make a 2x2 text box in the upper left or right corner of your resume.
  2. Make sure the text box has NO border or color fill.
  3. Go to the job duties and requirements of the job you are applying for, and copy and paste those duties and requirements into the text box.
  4. Select all inside the text box and change the font size to '2'.
  5. Change the font color to white so it matches your white paper.
  6. Send the text box to the "back" so it doesn't interfere with the resume layout.

Your resume will then be ready to upload onto the employer's site or job search sites like, and nobody will be the wiser. The only "person" that will be able to see the text box will be the computer program that scans it. When printed out the resume will look the way it normally would without the extra information showing, so it can still be used for personal job applications when computerized searches aren't used. This technique can only help you get an interview, NOT get the job.

An important tip to remember when you are out looking for work: When going to your employment agency, always go dressed for a job interview. Many times my source would have sent someone out on an immediate job interview, but did not do so because of the sloppy at-home manner of clothing worn by an otherwise qualified potential employee. Always dress professionally when it comes to anything involving a job search, including trips to the State Employment Agency. There are also charitable institutions that give interview clothing to those that don't have them.

The above technique is only one of five major resources in the new $2.99 eBook, 5 Valuable Steps for an Effective Job Search, which also lists all the things employers look for during an interview, including reasons for NOT hiring someone as well as free training resources. And remember when looking for a job, the early bird really DOES get the worm!

Please feel free to pass this information on to your friends and family and to other people who may have friends and family who are looking for a job.

Teresa Brown
Crary Publications

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