Resume trends come and go, and that was especially true with 2020. Last year, so much changed, and the job search process was no exception. Because of that, you could be hurting your chances of getting an interview if you’re submitting old resumes in 2021. Even if your work experience and skills have stayed the […]
An entry-level resume outlines your skills, accomplishments, and past work experience (if applicable) at the beginning of your career. Early career professionals and recent graduates use this type of resume when applying to entry-level jobs. Creating an entry-level resume can feel like a daunting task. How are you supposed to recap your work experience if […]
Resume writing can be tough. There’s no one right way to do it, and if you haven’t written a resume in a while (or ever), you might not be up-to-date on best practices. While having one or two mistakes on your resume is probably okay (especially if you’re a great candidate for the job), too […]
One of the most interesting insights from Jobscan’s Hiring Professionals Survey on Ageism was how many recruiters commented on the prevalence of reverse ageism, (age discrimination against young workers). Especially in economic downturns, young workers have to worry about ageism, too. In my last article, I shared 10 ways older workers can avoid ageism on […]
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 […]
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.