Career Directors International Provides ATS Training to Resume Writers Which Will Soften the Industry’s Loss of Major ATS Firm's Imminent Closure

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Career Directors International (CDI) points the way with training for resume writers in the wake of the resume industry learning of the closure of an imminent partner in the customization and targeting of resumes to meet the complex needs of ATS (applicant tracking systems). Robin Schlinger of Robin's Resumes® to present Don't Step on that Landmine! Navigate the ATS Resume Writing Landscape with Ease at annual Summit.

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More than 70% of all new jobs at companies require job applicant resumes to successfully pass the ATS for them to be hired, based on company requirements and US Federal government regulations.

The announcement last week that the resume industry's major provider of ATS resume optimization services for professional resume writers would be closing their doors came as quite a shock.

Says Career Directors International (CDI) President, Laura DeCarlo, “CDI has long recognized the importance of creating ATS-friendly resumes for the many employers using these applicant tracking systems. While our partner in ATS resume optimization will be sorely missed, the positive element is that there are other ways to ensure resumes are suitable for ATS. In fact, topic expert Robin Schlinger of Robin's Resumes® has developed a program on this topic that will be unveiled and presented at CDI’s upcoming Global Career Empowerment Summit this October in Orlando, Florida. CDI encourages resume writers to make plans to be there if not already registered due to the sheer importance of getting ahead of this snowball.”

Why so much concern over ATS? Robin Schlinger says, “It is extremely important for resume writers to help their clients to navigate the ATS landscape. Today, more than 70% of all new jobs at companies require job applicant resumes to successfully pass the ATS for them to be hired, based on company requirements and US Federal government regulations. To help job seekers apply for these jobs, resume writers must properly format and include the right keywords for their resumes, or they may not qualify or be selected for jobs, no matter how much they successfully network for the job opening.”

Ms. Schlinger’s upcoming program at CDI’s Summit is entitled Don't Step on that Landmine! Navigate the ATS Resume Writing Landscape with Ease. The program description is as follows:

Most job seekers applying for jobs these days will have to “pass” the company’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in order to get an interview. Even if they use social media and networking to find a job, it is still likely the client may need to apply through an online system. During this session, Robin will:

  • Discuss the reasons for ATS and strategies to help job seekers avoid the landmines to be able to navigate and get their resume to “pass” the ATS system to be read by the hiring manager.
  • Offer a resume format that is “readable” by the ATS system.
  • Provide strategies on how resume writers can be sure to include all the required keywords and phrases.
  • Show resume writers how to use job announcement to obtain key achievements, knowledge, skills and abilities from clients that can then be used in resumes to create compelling resumes for both human and “machines” at the same time.

Robin’s session marks just one of 15 cutting-edge programs or resume writers, career coaches, and career entrepreneurs at the upcoming 3-day CDI Summit. Industry professionals can learn more about CDI's Summit on their website.

CDI also offers a wealth of other industry support tools and resources for career professionals with their membership and consulting services.

About CDI: Career Directors International – http://www.careerdirectors.com
CDI is a global professional association that is committed to ensuring that career and resume professionals can grow and thrive in a rich, vibrant, exciting, safe, and nurturing environment. CDI is focused on championing the industry’s cause for credibility and visibility; fostering exceptional success in every generation of career and resume professionals; and cultivating the career superhero that exists within each one of us.

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