Why do companies make you re-enter your resume information back into the online application?

Sick of Re-Entering Your Info After Uploading a Resume? Here’s Why Companies Do It

You’ve spent an hour or more painstakingly tailoring your resume. You researched the company, learned everything you could about the role, and perfectly optimized your resume for the job description. You click “Apply Now” and upload your resume. Done, right? Not so fast! Now re-enter your name and contact information. Re-enter every single job title, […]

Top resume tips and bad avice you probably shouldn't follow.

5 Popular Resume Tips You SHOULDN’T Follow

Most resume tips resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces of advice out there that could hurt more than they help. Use caution when it comes to these 5 resume tips: Resume Tip 1: Hide gaps or short-term gigs in your resume by removing exact dates […]

Jobscan vs. Word Cloud Tools.

7 Reasons Jobscan is More Effective than Word Cloud Tools

Whenever you upload your resume through an online job application, you’re at the mercy of an applicant tracking system, or ATS. These systems are used by most hiring companies to manage and filter applicants like you, and many of these systems rely on keyword matching to reject or highlight candidates via their ranking and search […]

How to find remote jobs.

Work from Home: How to Find Remote Jobs

Whether you want to make the world your office, need to increase availability to family, or simply feel more productive working in pajamas, transitioning to remote work is an alluring career choice for its work-life flexibility. Before you start setting up your new home office, take some time to develop a remote job search strategy. […]

Applicant Tracking Systems on Candidate Experience (CandX). iCIMS, Greenhouse, and CATS respond.

Do ATS Care About Applicants? iCIMS, Greenhouse, CATS Weigh In

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) serve as an intermediary between job seekers and a company’s hiring personnel. As a result, ATS and the people who make them are caught in the middle. On one hand, ATS are an essential tool for hiring companies trying to sort through a mountain of applicants. On the other, they’re an […]

Employment specialists share their favorite tools.

Career Coach Tools: 5 Career Specialists Share Their Favorites

Jobscan has launched Jobscan Coach, a platform that helps employment specialists manage their clients as they guide them to an optimized resume with Jobscan. Check out some of the features in the Jobscan Coach tutorial. Career coaches serve as a lifeline for anyone unhappy in their work or struggling to gain traction in their job search. We […]

What are the top applicant tracking systems?

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Used by Hiring Companies

For thousands of people stumped by their lack of job search success, learning about applicant tracking systems is a major “Aha!” moment. But even after recognizing that they’re slipping through the cracks of these deeply flawed software, it can be tough to do battle against such a vague, nebulous obstacle. So let’s add some context and […]

How to beat Taleo ATS.

Taleo: 4 Ways the Most Popular ATS Ranks Your Job Application

Virtually all large employers utilize an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage their simultaneous job openings and high volumes of applicants. These systems make it possible for recruiters and hiring managers to comb through hundreds or thousands of applicants, but they’re not without their drawbacks. Resumes and applications that aren’t optimized for these systems might never see the […]

How to avoid age discrimination or ageism as a job seeker.

Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

500 Free Microsoft Word Resume Templates

Looking for a standout resume template compatible with Microsoft Word? Below are four sources offering quality Microsoft Word resume templates that are totally free and easy to download. These sites have over 500 Word resume templates between them. Microsoft Word Resume Templates from Microsoft Office You’ll find some resume templates built-in to your Microsoft Word […]