A common reason that resumes are rejected is that they do not meet ATS standards. What is ATS? ATS or applicant tracking systems are resumé screening software that uses algorithms to streamline the hiring process for recruiters when an open position generates hundreds of resumés.
Although there are different types of ATS, most operate as a filter to help recruiters and hiring managers to reduce the candidate application pool. ATS can make this determination by scanning resumés, then sorting and ranking applicants to determine which candidates most closely align with the open position based on qualifications and the use of keywords.
If you are planning to submit a resumé soon, there are a few dos and don’ts that I typically share with my internship students to help them ATS proof their resumés. Noted below are a few ATS strategies to keep in mind. Good luck!
Use a professional resumé template
Make sure your resume is scannable
Quantify your work experiences
Tell a story of your past successes using the CAR Method
Use universal fonts (Times New Roman, Arial, Cambria, Garamond)
Some call it intuition, some say they hear a still small voice, and some may refer to it as a prompting. In the #1 best-selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board, the phrase Spiritual Enlightenment is commonly used. Spiritual Enlightenment or promptings means that you recognize and acknowledge a knowing that is deeper than your natural understanding.
A knowing that is intended to help you, guide you, and provide you with a connection to an unfolding of wisdom unlike you have ever experienced before. So, what should you do?
Follow the Promptings!
Know that these promptings are God’s way of sharing with you …
A form of communication
Guidance to receive your prayer requests
Warning of a potentially harmful situation
Your Response to Promptings.
Acknowledge and obey. Trust God’s love and His desire to provide you with a prosperous future that is filled with hope (Jeremiah 29:11). So, follow the promptings!
Know that with continued acknowledgement of promptings and practice of prayer and meditation, that your promptings and Spiritual Enlightenment will become more frequent and insightful.
Staying positive and encouraged can be challenging, especially these days. But practicing self-affirmations can uplift you and change a negative mindset. Here are a few affirmations that you can use to start your day off right!
One aspect that I love about spring, other than it is the season for my birthday, is that it’s a great way to think about seasonal beginnings. Spring represents a fresh start and is commonly associated with rebirth, renewal, and resurrection. This sense of renewal is expressed in one of author Robert Orben’s quotes that states, “Spring is God’s way of saying, one more time!” After long and cold wintry days, spring provides hope and rejuvenation. Cold crisp days of past thaw to express the warmth of the morning sun that provides an inviting reawakening.
Our fur-covered friends emerge from hibernation. Rain showers douse the dry stiff ground, giving life to blossoming flowers and budding trees. Birds fill the air with joyful songs. When we think about spring holidays and celebrations, environmentalists support the preservation of our planet through Earth Day, and Christians partake in one of the most sacred days of remembrance and celebration – Resurrection Sunday.
For those of you who are spiritual vision board enthusiasts, this is a great time to begin or revise your spiritual vision board. Focus on that goal, dream, or vision that God gave you and take the first steps in manifesting and receiving it.
If someone you know and trust has made you a promise, then how would you approach them when asking to take possession of that promise? I would suggest – confidently!
There are 1000s of promises that God has made to all of His children. And those promises include delighting ourselves in Him so that He will bless us with the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4).
Did you know that God’s promises and His word cannot return void (Isaiah 55:11)? Which means that His word and promises must produce an effect. But only if we learn how to apply them. This is why speaking affirmations and mantras based on scripture are so powerful.
If you truly believe that God will bless you with the desires of your heart, then you need to thank Him for all your blessings, even before you receive them. Because gratitude changes everything. Consider that you have already received what you have been praying for, what is the natural thing to do when someone gives you something or does something for you—thank them, right?
Now, put yourself in that moment of receiving your blessing, then simply begin to thank God for all that He has done for you in addition to what He is preparing to do. You are acknowledging that your blessing is on the way, and you are ready to manifest and receive it. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we are told to “Be thankful in all circumstances” and Ephesians 5:20 states, “Giving thanks to God the Father for everything.”
When you give thanks, you demonstrate to God that you have a grateful heart, a heart that is open to receive all His loving kindness. Even when you experience trials and tribulations, you can share with Him that you are challenged by the current situation; but, because you rely and depend on Him, you can be thankful that He will comfort you and provide you with all that you need during your times of struggle. He will give you provisions during your time of lack. And He will make a way out of no way. So, consider being grateful during the tough times, but expectantly wait for God’s blessing to come through for you.
Are you frustrated because your vision board does not work?
If you answered YES, to any of these questions, join me Thursday at 11 am (or 6pm) for a Free training designed to give Christian and Spiritual women insight into God’s plan for your life and how to successfully manifest your vision.
This FREE training will …
Share 3 common mistakes that God-fearing women make
Help You to understand why you are challenged to manifest Your Vision
Share insight into the manifestation process & give you HOPE
Provide you with an alternative to the vision board process
Hope to see you Thursday. Click on the link below to register for the FREE training.
Way back in 2011, I discovered the power of using spiritual vision boards as an alternative for Christian and Spiritual women who could not get their traditional vision board to work.
What I discovered is that God has specific expectations for me that vision boards could not fulfill. With God’s guidance, I developed the easy 4-step spiritual vision board process that changed my life. And that process became the #1 best-selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board.
I understand what it means to manifest and receive God’s blessings and partner with Him to fulfill the specific and unique plan that He has for my life. Now I can share that easy 4-step plan with all of you.
If you’re ready to change your life and finally manifest the plan that God has for you, then add your name to the Manifest Your Vision Masterclass waitlist by clicking on the link below.
Can you imagine a life where your goals are achieved, your prayers are answered, and the desires of your heart have come to fruition?
Well, this is possible through the spiritual vision board process. I have lived it and taught it to thousands of Spiritual and Christian Women and I would love to teach this process to you too!
But I know that you have heard my story, and the blessings that I have manifested and received. So I thought it would be interesting for you to hear from someone whose life has been changed by using spiritual vision boards. Read her testimonial below and stay tuned for more information on my upcoming FREE Spiritual Vision Board Training in preparation for the Manifest Your Vision Masterclass.
“When I first created my spiritual vision board, it wasn’t very difficult because I have always set personal and professional goals. What I had never done before is include God in the process… I have found that I am more focused and have the faith that with God’s blessings, he will lead me towards the path that will fulfill my goal or set me in an even better direction. I am happy to let you know that I have made significant progress on each of the 5 goals I have set and am filled with even more faith in God’s greatness.”
To believe is to have faith, to trust that your vision will manifest and come to fruition. And using the spiritual vision board is a great tool to ensure the manifestation of your vision.
But I know there are a few of you who have not been able to manifest your vision. You developed vision boards and followed all of the steps, but still, your vision has not yet manifested. Well, I would love to help you with that. In Manifest Your Vision Masterclass, I’ll share with you all the secrets I used to manifest and receive the desires of my heart in a self-paced online course based on the #1 bestselling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board.
To kick off this launch, I’m hosting a FREE training on February 11th to share just a few secrets that you’ll learn during the masterclass. Registration begins next week! Hope to see you then.