Ageism is alive and well in the time of COVID-19. Many employers have had to make the difficult decision to run super lean during this economic downturn, and both old and young job seekers are feeling the pinch. The most common reason for reductions-in-force (RIFs or layoffs) is generally financial. And the truth of the […]
There are two types of skills recruiters look for on resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a comprehensive understanding of the job seeker’s capabilities. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often […]
How a real Jobscan user got hired in administration during the pandemic.
Streamline your design and put all the focus on your content with these professionally crafted minimalist resume templates. When searching through resume templates, it can be hard to find ones that aren’t cluttered with multiple colors, graphics, photos, skill rankings, and other unnecessary elements. Your resume is your chance to market yourself and your experience. The […]
There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping […]
Resume trends come and go, and if you’re submitting old resumes during your 2020 job search, you could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. Even if your work experience and skills have stayed the same, there are still ways to write your resume for the modern recruiting process and job landscape. Read on […]
In this article we’re talking about resume file formatting, how to save your Microsoft Word resume as a PDF, and how to make sure you format your resume correctly for each job. Since many people have questions surrounding resume PDFs, we’re going to focus specifically on this file format and answer these FAQs: What is […]
Do you have a hole in your resume? Did you take a few years off to raise children, travel, make some life moves or simply wait for the right job? Having a gap in your resume shouldn’t spell doom for your chances at landing a great job. There are several ways to fill the dreaded […]
Long story short, you should include your city and state on your resume, even if you’re a remote candidate. Read on to find out why.
Jobscan and Resunate both score a resume against a job description and have resume optimization features, but that’s where the similarities end. Here are the main differences between the two tools. Resunate suggests phrases while Jobscan recommends ATS-searchable keywords Resunate scores each resume on a 0-10 scale with a JobFocus score. This score measures how […]
Is rating the skills on your resume a good practice? Not really. In this article, we’re talking about the two main reasons you should avoid this resume template trend.
Resume accomplishments are work achievements that are both measurable and unique to a job seeker’s experience. These accomplishments on a resume are different than duties or responsibilities in that duties and responsibilities are similar for any employee in a similar role, which accomplishments are unique, provable statistics. Using resume accomplishments in place of responsibilities makes […]
We’ve recently covered what to put on a resume, and in this article we’re talking about what not to put on your resume. Does your resume include anything on this list?
What makes a great resume font? Readability and ATS-friendliness. Of course your resume’s content counts for much more than your font choice, but choosing a clean font that’s easy to read on any screen is a great way to make your resume more accessible to recruiters and hiring managers.
Here we’ve provided a guide to writing a winning project manager resume. You’ll find tips for writing your headline and summary, plus important hard skills and soft skills to include on your resume. Project Managers play an important role in many industries, and demand for project management specialists is growing. In 2017, the Project Management […]
He applied for hundreds of jobs with no response, then NASA called and offered him his dream job.
Choosing the right skills for your resume is the ticket to getting noticed, interviewed, and hired for a job. But how do you know which resume skills recruiters want to see?In this article, we’ll help you determine which skills employers are looking for and how to include them on your resume.
No one starts with job experience. At the same time, companies expect you to have experience to apply to their jobs. So, as a first-time job seeker, how do you write a resume with no work experience? Although you might not have traditional work experience, there are other ways to showcase your qualifications on your […]
This real Jobscan user was laid off after 20 years with the same company. Find out how he landed a new job.