In my current role, I speak with executive level women everyday about current difficulties they are having in their careers. Whether that is, they were laid off, they have hit the glass ceiling, they are in a bad culture, their values and goals don't align with the company, or they are bored and looking for the next thing. In all of these instances, it usually leads them to look for a new role with a new company. That process is not as easy as it once was. With technology the way it and and so much of the process being handled with AI, many of the resumes that are put in, never actually get human eyes on them. This is one of the main issues many of my clients face when looking for that next right role for them.
Things to do to help yourself in this instance are...
1. Make sure that you have the right key words and phrases to be picked up by the computer programs that filter the resumes out.
2. Make sure that your resume is in the right format for that AI to detect the key words and phrases
3. Update you LinkedIn so that it tells your story and also has the right key words and phrases for the same reason as your resume (most companies are using linkedin these days to fill roles)
4. Get connected - I can't tell you how important it is to have someone that can help you get your foot in the door. Most of the roles that you will be looking for are what we call "hidden roles" and they aren't advertised online anywhere so having a strong network that can help you open doors is a necessity.