Most colleges say they look at the "whole student." I think that's probably true - even more true AFTER they look at test scores and GPA. Yes, you submit applications electronically to many colleges, but I have heard that ALL student applications are looked at by a real living, breathing person.
I'm sorry about your hubby being out of work!
I'm wondering something about this. We learned the hard way during my husband's job search that real human beings don't read resumes unless a computer tells them to. Resumes are by and large electronic nowadays. The human types in a keyword, and if you have a *synonym* of that keyword on your resume, you *will* be overlooked even if you're the most qualified person for that job skill! So now my husband has to re-write his resume in order to make it look good to a *computer.* My question is twofold:
1) Are colleges going electronic with the application process?
2) Do the people processing college applications look for certain keywords?
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