Target Your Resume to Win Over the Applicant Tracking System New eBook from Profession Direction Target Your Resume to Win Over the Applicant Tracking System

Have Applicant Tracking Systems been
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Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) have changed the job search landscape in ways you may not realize. Don’t let ATSs get between you and the Interview and Hiring Committee. Find out what an ATS is, and what you can do to beat out the competition. Discover what needs to be done to help your resume to rise to the top, have your resume read, and get you hired!

Kristin’s new eBook, “Target Your Resume to Win Over the Applicant Tracking System,” will show you just how much you really didn’t know. After applying these resume secrets, you’ll want to get your interviewing scripts ready.

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Here’s a shortlist of the best careers websites that offer top-notch advice and techniques you can use in your search.


Company Research Websites


A premier site for business and financial market news.


The world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses.


Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the world’s biggest companies based on sales, profits, assets and market value. Includes company profile and CEO.


A free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies, including “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more.


Delivering comprehensive insight and analysis on the companies, industries and people that drive the economy, along with the powerful tools to find and connect to the right people to get business done.


An online business directory of company information and more than 10 million business contacts, including over 500 corporations and more than 600,000 members.


Providing anonymous employee job reviews for thousands of companies.


A listing of more than 60 million companies searchable by company, category, or location and contact the decision makers.


The most comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures.


A business information search engine with profiles on more than 45 million professionals and 5 million companies. Delivering information on industries, companies, people, products, services and jobs.


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Career Management Advice Websites

By Industry (some site services may require a small fee):



The Career College

A comprehensive and interactive online job search informational program and virtual career resource center teaching a proprietary job search methodology that enables job seekers and individuals in transition to master the job search and land the ideal job.


A collective blog of experts in the career management industry providing daily cutting-edge career advice that gives job seekers no-nonsense information, tools and resources to help them find a new job as quickly as possible.

Career Rocketeer

One of the industry’s leading career search and personal branding blogs, welcoming ambitious career entrepreneurs of all ages and professions who are driven to “launch” their careers to greater heights.

Career Thought Leaders

Providing valuable information, expertise and innovation in career coaching, resume writing, job search, social media, online identity management, networking and scores of other topics related to lifelong employment and career fulfillment.

Providing free, expert videos, webinars and articles to assist in the search for new employment, plus features for sharing information and interacting with experts, organizations, and businesses who deal with coping job loss and job layoff recovery.


A personal relationship manager to help organize your job search.

Providing a comprehensive listing of employer recruiting page links, the internet-accessible, legitimate job-search resources and services and up-to-date advice from genuine job search and career experts.

Quintessential Careers

The ultimate career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as serving as a directory of links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type).

The Riley Guide

A directory of employment and career information sources and services and advice on how to use the Internet to the job seeker’s best advantage.


Not sure what direction to take your career?
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Medical Professionals


Outstanding services for professionals in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and science. Find help on job hunting, interviewing, career transition and career maintenance.

Miracle Workers

A division of CareerBuilder, Miracle Workers connects employers to the top talent in the healthcare profession. Users can also post resumes, get the latest news on the healthcare industry, sign up for automatic job alerts, and tap into advice on everything from writing resumes to on-the-job success.

Physician Career Jobs

All-encompassing physician job board for one of the largest niche physician job board networks in the world.

Hospital Jobs Online

A healthcare job board with 50,000 jobs and over 350,000 resumes; specialty job board has over 360 healthcare job titles.

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Career management and job search tools for healthcare professionals.

Absolutely Healthcare

Thousands of medical job postings and free resources, including resume tips, schooling and licensing information.

Non-Profit Professionals

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.


Providing job postings, volunteer opportunities, internships and more.

A job board serving the nonprofit, government, education and health sectors. Post your resume and search executive, mid-level and fundraising positions.

Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative

A collaboration of nonprofit management centers from across the United States providing a one-stop source for job seekers to search for nonprofit jobs.

Professionals for Nonprofits

Placing thousands of job seekers across the nonprofit sector in social services, healthcare, schools, environment, museums, foundations, associations, and international institutions.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Supporting the growth, learning, and development of young professionals. Engaging and supporting future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young people involved in the nonprofit community.


Do you need career management advice on a more personal level?

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Providing insightful career advice from some of the nation’s most reputable executive career coaches. The Career Advice Library contains expert advice related to resume writing, interviewing, networking, age discrimination, and salary negotiation.

Career network connecting job seekers and employers through 70 unique career channels and 3,000 industry and regional communities through powerful communication tools including job search functions, networking features, statistics and social and industry research.

A full-service, private membership organization tuned exclusively to helping senior-level executives.

Executive Jobs

Dozens of free resources including executive job boards, search firms, personal branding and resume development strategies, career consulting and chat forums as well as career and self development resources.

Services include tips on preparing your CV, interviews, networking, salary negotiation and career search.

Professionals Climbing the Career Ladder

Provides insightful career advice from some of the nation’s most reputable executive career coaches. The Career Advice Library contains expert advice related to resume writing, interviewing, networking, age discrimination, and salary negotiation.

Executive Jobs

Dozens of free resources including executive job boards, search firms, personal branding and resume development strategies, career consulting and chat forums as well as career and self development resources.


Executive training, peer advisory groups, private mentoring sessions, tools and advice to take careers and businesses to the next level.


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A premiere source for authoritative, non-biased higher education and career planning web content, providing information, education and funding needed to get started on the path to education and career success.

A one-stop Internet portal for education organizations and professionals, find information and employment opportunities specifically related to the education industry quickly with this easy-to-use interface.


The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools connects the most highly-skilled teachers with the nation’s best public charter schools employers.


The National Association of Special Education Teachers helps members stay abreast of current issues that are shaping the field, affecting the lives of students, and influencing professional careers.


Search for jobs, apply online, create a complete portfolio and customize your cover letters.


Providing premium career resources to K-12 educators and administrators to help them explore their career potential, and to connect recruiters with the most highly-qualified candidates globally.

US Department of Education

Free teaching and learning resources, articles, seminars for teachers and job listings.


Corporate Gray

Connects transitioning and former (separated/retired) military personnel with employers nationwide in print, in person and online.


U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment Website. Aligning the talents of military veterans with key Government positions.

Hire a Hero

Providing connections to employers who value service, work ethic and loyalty to our country.

Hire Veterans

Offering the very best and relevant jobs offered by world class companies in the USA and abroad for U.S. Veteran job seekers.

Jobless Warrior

Matching veterans with career professionals who can equip them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to get the jobs the deserve.

Recruit Military

The top full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States, using online and offline products to connect employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life.


The largest source of transition assistance information, jobs, and tools for today’s separating military.


The leading Internet niche job board for reaching military veterans currently in the work force, in transition, and returning from deployment. Get career advice and job search tips.


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Job Search Websites

Search over 17,000 company profiles, including 92% of the Fortune 500.

Career One Stop

Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Search over 4 million jobs from job boards, company sites and the web.


Most thorough job board and salary resource.

One of the largest employment websites in the world, where job seekers can find job openings that match their skills and location.


Tool for career exploration and job analysis.

Simply Hired

A vertical search engine building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.


The #1 job board for hourly jobs, providing thousands of full- and part-time jobs. Search by industry, company name or location to find your next hourly job today.


Providing an online social job solution for job seekers that seamlessly integrates with their Facebook and Twitter profiles.

USA Jobs

Official job site of the US Federal Government.


Indispensable provider of information and solutions for porfessionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers.


360 Reach

A web-based personal brand assessment that helps you get the real story about how you are perceived by those around you.

A career assessement test that will help you identify the career that is most suited to your habits, thoughts and actions.

Career Liftoff

A 240 question on-line career assessment tool that will assess your career interests and provide you with detailed Profile and Narrative Reports and immediate feedback on your career interests. This report will help you in choosing a college major or choosing a career path.

Offering multiple free career assessments tests, including the Career Planner Quiz, Job Discovery Wizard, and Job Satisfaction Quiz.


Helping you discover what career best suits your personality, if you’re management materials, or if you would be good at sales.

Gain a better understanding of yourself and others. The KTS is similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

StrengthsFinder 2.0

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced its online assessment, StrengthsFinder.


Interested in a full DISC Assessment? Explore how your communication style influences your career decisions.

Reserve a consultation time to get started!

Building and Managing an Online Reputation


Tell your own story with Facebook Timeline, connect with respected peers and share valuable information.


The world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members connecting people to trusted contacts in order to exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Establish your professional profile and begin controlling your online identity.


A network helping you manage and measure your online reputation and earn free products and services for your good name.

A world-class team of technologists and researchers focused on helping people control their lives online.


An online community for people in business to proactively market himself/herself on the Web – to be found by recruiters, to find a better job, or just to be found when searched for.


New to building an online presence? Profession Direction offers online reputation management, LinkedIn account optimization, and social media strategy.

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Recommended Reading

100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job by Laura M. Labovich and Miriam Salpeter

This book helps job seekers manage their day-to-day job search and professional networking, both in-person and online. Job seekers who need this book know they should be reaching out to employers, following up, cold calling employers to ask for meetings, and connecting on social media, but are stuck on the how!

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles

For forty years now job-hunters and career-changers have been turning to this, the world’s most popular job-hunting book , confident that each new annual edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job-market and how to find meaningful work–even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these.

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type — Revised and Updated Edition Featuring E-careers for the 21st Century by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron-Tieger

This guide analyzes personality type by looking at how an individual processes information, makes decisions and interacts with the world around them, and shows which of the 16 “types” describes that person best.

Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry

This new Third Edition features the latest job-hunting strategies for the Information Age. You’ll discover key techniques to reach hiring managers at the employers you want to work for most.

Job Search Magic: Insider Secrets from America’s Career and Life Coach by Susan Britton Whitcomb

A complete, coaching-oriented system for finding the perfect job. Includes tips on resumes, cover letters, interviews, career choice, salary negotiation.

Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-how for Business and Career Success by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

Make Your Contacts Count is a practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking relationships and opportunities. Packed with valuable tools, the book offers a field-tested “Hello to Goodbye” system that takes readers from entering a room, to making conversations flow, to following up.

15-Minute Cover Letter by Louise Kursmark and Michael Farr

This book distills revolutionary and proven cover letter advice into six quick chapters about writing and using cover letters and other job search correspondence. The book offers a collection of dozens of professionally written cover letter samples along with step-by-step advice for creating attention-getting letters of your own. Bonus content offers tip on resume writing and job search success.

Mastering the Job Interview and Winning the Money Game (Five O’Clock Club) by Kate Wendleton

Mastering the Job Interview is for every job hunter who wants to ace the interview. It will help the job seeker to turn the job interview into a job offer.

Social Networking for Career Success: Using Online Tools to Create a Personal Brand by Miriam Salpeter

Social media is a powerful, mandatory tool for the job world, and career expert Miriam Salpeter illustrates its fullest potential with this one-stop resource. Learn how to create and promote an online brand and make yourself indispensable in your field.

Twitter Job Search Guide: Find a Job and Advance Your Career in Just 15 Minutes a Day by Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan and Deb Dib

This groundbreaking guide has been selected as one of the best Twitter books of 2010 by It shows you how Twitter can energize your job search and advance your career in just 15 minutes a day.

For Executives Only: Applying Business Techniques to Your Job Search by Bill Belknap and Helene Seiler

For Executives Only covers what you need to know to execute an effective job search. These techniques are based 25 years of research by The Five O’Clock Club, a national career coaching and outplacement organization.

I’m on LinkedIn—Now What??? (Third Edition) by Jason Alba

This new edition focuses on strategies and tactics to help you understand what LinkedIn is and how it fits into your online marketing strategy (whether it is a personal marketing strategy or a business/corporate marketing strategy). The tactics are practical, realistic and respectful of your busy schedule.

101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career by David Riklan and Michelle A Riklan

Whether you are seeking answers for yourself or working with a client on career objectives, this book offers solutions, suggestions, advice and support on a wide range of topics including: retirement, business development, career branding, difficult work environments, effective communication, goals, job hunting, leadership resume strategies and telephone interviews.


Going it alone in your search is tough. If you don’t have enough of an investment saved up for a resume writer or coach, try these great resources. Many who try going it alone end up coming back to get their resume rewritten professionally. Writing for yourself isn’t easy, so please don’t hesitate to contact me when you’re ready.

DIY E-Books

How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile… and 18 Mistakes to Avoid (Kindle Edition) by Brenda Bernstein

If you want to identify and strengthen any weak points in your LinkedIn profile, How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile is a must read. Follow The Essay Expert’s advice, and you will create a frequently visited – and highly effective – LinkedIn profile.

The Do-It-Yourself Branded Resume Kit (Kindle Edition) by Lisa Rangel

Renowned recruitment specialist and certified professional resume writer, Lisa Rangel, has been helping job seekers land the positions they want for more than 15 years. In her new book, she provides step-by-step guidance for writing and formatting a winning resume – plus insider tips, time-saving templates and lots of resume examples.


The Hidden Job Market

Find out how to compete and succeed in today’s job market where 80% of jobs are not advertised and job boards don’t work.

Career TV

Thousands of videos and social media tools for effective and successful research and career planning, including: employer, how-to career and university videos.


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