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How to make your resume stand out in the applicant tracking system (ATS)

The search for a job can seem like a full-time position itself. With research, networking, and endless job applications, the process can be extensive and sometimes overwhelming. Even after all of the hard work, you still receive little to no leads. So what’s the deal?

Aside from high volume and competition from other applicants, many companies have turned to applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS is a software used during the hiring process to sort and rank job applicants automatically. This software can screen applicants, test them, check references, and complete new hire paperwork.

While these systems can have significant benefits, they’ve also added a layer of complexity when it comes to crafting a winning resume. Now, your resume needs to be written both for people and for bots.

So in a world where 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies have turned to applicant tracking systems to weed out applicants, how can you optimize your resume? Check out the Vault Career’s infographic to figure out how to craft an ATS-compatible resume to get noticed by recruiters and employers.

Join Us: What Will Transitions to a Green Economy Look Like? Wednesday, 2/17 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Live from DC: Transitions to a Green Economy

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 :: 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Eleven percent of the world’s population is currently vulnerable to climate change impacts, such as droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) 2018 World Employment and Social Outlook report a shift to a just and greener economy could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030 if the right policies are put in place. Green growth strategies need to be flexible enough to take advantage of new technologies and unexpected opportunities and be nimble enough to abandon one approach if a better one becomes available.

The Center for Careers and Internships’ Middlebury Professional Network, in collaboration with Middlebury in DC, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the Franklin Environmental Center bring you a discussion among professionals who have a variety of vantage points on the transitions to a green economy. 

This discussion will be conducted via Zoom webinar, connecting the professional guests with students from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses, as well as, alumni and parents of the Middlebury community.

The panelists include:

  • Host: Jon Isham, Professor of Economics/Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
  • Jane Leggett ’78, Specialist in Environmental and Energy Policy, Library of Congress
  • Suzanne Dael ’02, Climate Change Mitigation and Energy, European Environment Agency
  • Lauren Sanchez ’11, Deputy Secretary of Climate Policy & Intergovernmental Relations, California Environmental Protection Agency

What Will Transitions to a Green Economy Look Like? Find out Wednesday, 2/17 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Live from DC: Transitions to a Green Economy

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 :: 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Eleven percent of the world’s population is currently vulnerable to climate change impacts, such as droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) 2018 World Employment and Social Outlook report a shift to a just and greener economy could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030 if the right policies are put in place. Green growth strategies need to be flexible enough to take advantage of new technologies and unexpected opportunities and be nimble enough to abandon one approach if a better one becomes available.

The Center for Careers and Internships’ Middlebury Professional Network, in collaboration with Middlebury in DC, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the Franklin Environmental Center bring you a discussion among professionals who have a variety of vantage points on the transitions to a green economy. 

This discussion will be conducted via Zoom webinar, connecting the professional guests with students from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses, as well as, alumni and parents of the Middlebury community.

The panelists include:

  • Host: Jon Isham, Professor of Economics/Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
  • Jane Leggett ’78, Specialist in Environmental and Energy Policy, Library of Congress
  • Suzanne Dael ’02, Climate Change Mitigation and Energy, European Environment Agency
  • Lauren Sanchez ’11, Deputy Secretary of Climate Policy & Intergovernmental Relations, California Environmental Protection Agency

Calling All Seniors and New Grads! Join Us for a Networking Workshop on 2/8 or 2/9!

Seniors and new grads are invited to join CCI’s Matt Kuchar to learn effective networking strategies to build and maintain relationships with people who can help you tap into knowledge, information, and connections to advance your career goals. You will learn how to source connections in Midd2Midd and LinkedIn and connect authentically and productively.

This workshop is designed for Seniors and New Graduates.

What is the Future of Cyber Security? Find out on Wednesday, 2/10 at 6:30 p.m. EST

SAVE THE DATE! Join Expert Alumni Panelists as they Discuss Challenges in Cyber Security

As of 2020, at least a third of all data passes through the cloud, and within five years, there will be over 50 billion smart connected devices in the world. 5G and increased bandwidth will enable machines, robots, and autonomous vehicles to collect and transfer more data than ever, leading to advances in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart machinery. The recent Russian cyber attacks through SolarWinds serves notice that with these technological advances come great concerns regarding data privacy, data security, and how cyberspace should be governed.

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and the Cyber Collaborative bring you a discussion among professionals who have a variety of vantage points on the cyberspace challenges. 

This discussion will be conducted via Zoom webinar, connecting the professional guests with students from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses, as well as, alumni and parents of the Middlebury community.

The panelists include:

  • Robert Siudak, Visiting Fellow, Cyber Collaborative and Adjunct Faculty
  • Ely Sugarman ‘02, Program Officer for the Cyber Initiative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Mia Little ‘07, Cyber Security Attorney – Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
  • Adam Markun ‘17, Security Analyst, FireEye

Learn About Working in International Development

Tuesday, October 27, 2pm EDT

Don’t miss out on an International Development Panel featuring alumni at USAID, Save the Children, Tetra Tech, and SIDW. International development is a vast area comprised of international nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, US Government contractors, and various US Government agencies, focused on lifting people out of poverty and promoting civil society around the world. Washington DC is home to the headquarters of many of the leading International development organizations and there is a thriving community of professionals in and around the District.

In addition to policy roles, you can find generalist roles in operations, development, program management, finance, evaluation, as well as more technical roles supporting various sectors like education, food security, emergency response, public health, and infrastructure/shelter.

Join this event to learn about careers in public service sponsored by NASPAA (The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration). This event is part of the DC Virtual Trek series hosted by the NASPAA Employer Relations Committee. See here for the full list of events: https://linktr.ee/VirtualDCTrek2020

Email mspia.careerservices@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions.

Interested in Sustainable Investing? Join a Virtual Networking Event to Learn More

Join New England Sustainable Investing Network Event

On Thursday, October 22nd from 6pm-7pm EST, a group of Boston investment professionals will host a virtual networking session to introduce students and recent graduates to the field of sustainable investing, which typically focuses on investing as it relates to environmental and social issues, as well as impact investing.

Students and recent graduates will participate in three different small group breakout discussions where an industry professional will share information about their job in finance and how ESG is integrated into their firm’s strategy.

To get a sense of the types of firms that are practicing in this type of sustainable investing, check out affiliates to BASIC (Building A Sustainable Investing Community) Boston. BASIC connects the community of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) professionals in the greater Boston area through educational programs and social networking opportunities.

No matter what your class year, this is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable investing and career options in this industry.