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Local Address:  Charleston , South Carolina , United States

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Dear Wondering: Your resume may be ..., 15 Sept 2009 [cached]
Dear Wondering: Your resume may be getting tossed aside by the computerized screening systems that most employers use these days to winnow huge numbers of resumes down to a manageable few, says Mark Lyden, who wrote a book aimed at new grads called "Do This! Get Hired! ($16.00; see that's jam-packed with insider tips on getting the job you want -- from how to get an interview to coming out on top in salary negotiations.
"If your resume doesn't contain the exact same keywords and phrases as the job description for a given opening, using precisely the same terms, you are probably going to be invisible to these systems -- and to the people using them," Lyden says. Yikes.
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Luckily, there are ways to make sure you show up on employers' radar screens, says Lyden, a veteran college recruiter at Boeing. The key is what he calls "reverse engineering" your resume, and you can do it in seven steps:
1. Pinpoint the jobs you might want. Before you do anything else, go to the websites of the five companies you have targeted and get the job descriptions of specific openings that interest you.
2. Take your cue from the job descriptions. Next, "mark the precise words and phrases that describe the skills and knowledge someone has decided are necessary for each job," Lyden says.
"The person doing the screening may not know that FEA stands for 'finite element analysis,' so your resume may never get a second glance," says Lyden.
"Getting an internship is critical ..., 22 Dec 2013 [cached]
"Getting an internship is critical because it is often the deciding factor on who gets the job or who gets the interview, says Mark Lyden, a recruiter for Boeing, a Fortune 50 company, and author of College Students Do This! Get Hired!
"Internships are the easiest ways for companies to try before they buy," he adds. "It's a great strategic business decision because the company can try you out and test your performance and see if you fit in their environment and corporate culture. The cool thing is it gives students the same advantage. It's a win-win," he says.
"You really have to do your due diligence," Lyden warns.
To find out if an internship is legit, first do a deep dive into the company's website. Granted, a website may be nothing more than a façade. That's why it's important to take your cyber sleuthing one step further with searches on Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Glass Door, where people post their experiences and salaries at various companies across the country. Next, get it straight from the source's mouth-talk to people who've actually worked at the company. "Use your network to ask questions," Lyden says. "You've got a powerful network through the University of Phoenix."
Smart moves
When you apply for internships, make sure you incorporate key phrases listed in the job description into your resume to show you're a great match for the job, Lyden advises.
"An internship is worth it any time you have the opportunity to gain experience in a brand-new field," Lyden says.
Military Support | Support Our Troops | Radio talk Show | » News Release, 3 Aug 2011 [cached]
Embry-Riddle was introduced to Talking With Heroes by Mark Lyden, a university alumnus and lead recruiter at Boeing Co., whose book, Veterans: Do This! Get Hired!, offers proven advice to veterans who are seeking a job.
Military Support | Support Our Troops | Radio talk Show | » 2011 Trip, 26 Nov 2011 [cached]
Thanks to Mark Lyden with who introducted Bob to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. » Featured, 5 Feb 2013 [cached]
Thank you to Mark Lyden with for introducing me to Embry Riddle. We are heading back over with the troops very soon.
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