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Resumes Revealed: The Real Reasons Why Recruiters Don’t Call You Back and What To Do About It

Originally Aired
April 22, 2016
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Chris Matthews
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Have you ever submitted a resume online only to have it disappear into the employer’s internet black hole? Just like the old expression “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, although you think your resume is a perfect match, recruiters and automated Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) may not agree. Chris Matthews, with 15 years of industry experience, shares what happens in the resume review process and what employers are looking for. Learn tips to help you strengthen your resume and win the opportunity to interview for your desired position.

About Chris Matthews

Christopher Matthews (Col ’01) has fifteen years of Management, Business Development and Human Capital Solutions experience spanning over multiple industries and expertise, including Engineering, Architecture, IT, Construction, Power Generation & Delivery, Oil & Gas, Medical Device, Headquarters support functions, and Government Agency/ Integrators for services and product development in the U.S. and overseas .

Chris started as a recruiter with Aerotek and then advanced to a Business Development role where he was responsible for building two divisions in the DC Metropolitan area from the ground up. He is currently Director of Business Operation for Aerotek, Inc. responsible for the Washington, DC office, a 35 person team of Business Development, Recruiters and Field Support forecasted to do over $30 million in revenue this year. Aerotek is under the Allegis Group umbrella, which is the largest staffing firm in the United States and fourth largest in the world.

Born and raised in Fairfax, VA, Chris is 2001 graduate of the College. He resides in Arlington, VA with his wife of eleven years, Catherine, and two daughters, Madeline and Parker.

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