Yes! Your Resume Can Slay A Black Hole
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Yes! Your Resume Can Slay A Black Hole

How to Use HR's Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for Your Resume
4.3 (7 ratings)
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Created by Dutch Driver
Last updated 9/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the reasons Human Resource (HR) organizations use Applicant Tracking Systems to post position announcements and collect submitted applications.
  • Use super-secret hacks to write their cover letter and resumes.
  • Create personal resumes using Search Engine Optimized resume items.
  • Use position announcements to write tailored cover letters and resumes.
  • Submit Applicant Tracking System-friendly Cover Letters and Resumes.
  • Assess their previous Leadership, Support, Collaboration, and Individual Contributor roles.
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  • How to scrape, collect, and process data from a web page.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Web browsers
  • or similar word cloud generator
  • Download and unzip files

You put out a great deal of effort while you're pursuing that elusive dream job. Yet, there are an estimated 7 out of 10 resume packages that fail to reach human eyes. This number is chiefly due to formatting errors when the resume is submitted online.  

Yes! Your Resume Can Slay a Black Hole! uses readily available software and web site tools to put your resume back into competitive form in less than 80 minutes so it can contend valiantly against your rivals' resumes.

This is your opportunity to prevent being included in the 70% wasting hours of their efforts...with no results at all.

The course provides an overview of HR's Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), aka HR's Black Hole, with three easy, Super Secret Squirrel hacks as your guides to write customized and tailored Search Engine Optimized (SEO) cover letters and resumes. YYRCSABH is a specially developed strategy to defeat HR's Black Hole so your resume can land on your hiring manager's desk. 

YYRCSABH's design provides a do-it-yourself resume writer with an aggressive edge, which until now was only available to private clients. 

The course is not for professional resume writers or those who can afford to pay the pros a $1000+ for their services.

Now is the time for you to level-up and out of the Black Hole.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for individuals fresh from college or career-seasoned professionals looking for an competitive advantage when they submit their cover letters and resumes online.
  • This course is not meant for professional resume writers or those who can easily afford hire an expensive services to write a resume.
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Curriculum For This Course
7 Lectures
Know Your Foe: HRs Use Applicant Tracking Systems
4 Lectures 30:43

The welcome and introduction video for the Yes! Your Resume Can Slay a Black Hole! introduces the course and instructor.  

  • Course Order
  • Hiring Process 
  • Video: Introduction Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Reasons Organzations Use ATSs
  • Video: Applicant Tracking Software Process
  • Tips for Resumes to Slide Through ATSs
  • No-Nos to Avoid For ATSs

Preview 04:09

This module outlines the purpose and reasons HR has for using the systems to manage applicants in the recruiting process.

  • Cost Effective
  • EEO Compliance
  • Staff Communication
  • Saves Institutional Time and Effort
  • Archived Repository for  Resumes for 3 years

Preview 06:18

This module provides the best practices to use and worst practices to avoid prior to submitting a resume to an online Applicant Tracking System.

  • File Types
  • Organized Document Structure
  • Standard Fonts
  • Spelling and Grammar
  • Use Keywords for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Congruent Social Media
  • Cover Letters
  • Word Clouds
Accepted Best Practices for Resume Formatting and No-Nos to Avoid
Super Secret Squirrel Hacks
3 Lectures 38:16

SSSH #1 is the first video in this section of the Yes! Your Resume Can Slay A Black Hole! course.  It demonstrates how to scrape and collect data from several job announcements for later use in SSSH #2.

SSSH #1 ATS as THE Gold Mine for Resume Items

SSSH #2 is the second video in this section of the Yes! Your Resume Can Slay A Black Hole! course. It demonstrates how to paste the data collected from the desired position announcement into a template useful in writing SEO cover letters and prioritizing resume items for SEO resumes.

SSSH #2 Writing SEO Cover Letters & Resumes with Data from Position Announcemets

SSSH #3 is the final video of the Yes! Your Resume Can Slay A Black Hole! course. It details the use of an Excel worksheet useful in assess resume items for roles in Leadership, Support, Collaboration, and Individual Contributor to provide insight into developmental career path choices.

SSSH #3 LSCI Worksheet to Assess Resume Item Roles
About the Instructor
Dutch Driver
4.3 Average rating
7 Reviews
1,554 Students
1 Course
Communication Motivation Engineer at Choragus Consulting

I am your basic geek nerd. I know too much about too little to make much money about what I know too much to tell.

Translator to members of the Early Majority on Gamification, Lean Six Sigma, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, Agile Scrum and Social Media. Advocate and Apologist for Introverts everywhere.

I am the founder and owner of Choragus Consulting. I'm a NASA-certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Agile Scrum Master, Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and holds a Master's Level III certification in gamification.

I received a B.A. degree in Communication from McMurry University and a M.A. degree in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University.

I provided customized organization development and organizational effectiveness services to organizations and client groups for 15 years. Industry experience includes Federal Government (NASA, The Department of the Interior), Aerospace (ASRI), consumer product distribution (MCA, RCA, WEA, CBS), Healthcare (ARAMARK and ServiceMaster, California Pacific Medical Center), Higher Education (Texas A&M University, McMurry University) broadcast media (KHXS-FM), print journalism (adviser and editor) and non-profit (Relay for Life Huntsville Metro, Huntsville Alive!, Bay Area Organizational Development Network, Institute for Management Consultants).

I was change management lead on a number of initiatives that supported mission support organizations in implementing SAP and third-party software applications. I had responsibilities that included coaching managers on managing risks and organizational conflicts, leading inter-disciplinary teams responsible for aligning mission to objectives and goals.

I was responsible for planning and implementing effective and sustainable change management strategies and plans that improved managerial effectiveness at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. I designed and facilitated meetings and workshops that focused on increasing employee engagement, team building, leadership development, readiness for change, culture change and performance development. I use a strong collaborative approach valuing input while maintaining a focus on results and impact.