Takeaways from Amazon Career Day 2020

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Amazon recently hosted a virtual Career Day to support job seekers, many of whom have been impacted by COVID-19. The event included 1-on-1 career coaching sessions, workshops and three hours of informative career-related programming. It was designed to support job seekers of all experiences, backgrounds, and industries—regardless of whether they’re looking for a role at Amazon or not. 

More than 300,000 people attended the event to get practical tips and inspiration from a lineup of speakers, including Amazon leaders and career development experts. ZipRecruiter CEO Ian Siegel was among this group of professionals who shared their knowledge and insights on an array of job seeking topics from identifying transferable skills to reimagining their resumes and tips on acing a virtual interview. For those of you who weren’t able to tune in, we’ve rounded up a few top takeaways from Ian’s panel below. 

Job Seeker Tips + Advice  1. When it comes to your resume, simple is better.  

According to Siegel, 75% of all resumes submitted by job seekers are filtered out by a robot before they even make it into the hands of a human. So how do you pass the “robot test”?  First, use a simple resume template

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