The Jobscan engineering team has rolled out some awesome updates to our Jobscan tools. We’ll cover updates to the Jobscan Chrome extension, the addition of Handshake to our platform, and the exciting features of the new Power Edit experience. You’ll also see our new built-in templates and the enhanced Match Report with recruiter tips. Watch the video to learn how these updates can improve your job search and resume-building process.

Jobscan + Handshake

First up, hopefully you’re already using the Jobscan Chrome extension. It adds two buttons on all major job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor. It allows you to do a one-click scan to compare your resume to the job description you’re viewing to tell you if you’re a good match for the job. You can also save that job to your job tracker so you can track your progress from application to interview and so on.

We’re excited to announce that this feature is now available on Handshake. Handshake is the most popular job board for students and university career centers. Now you have the same functionality within Handshake.

New templates in Power Edit

The next few features are in our new Power Edit experience. First, Power Edit has three new built-in templates. All of these templates have been tested by our team and run through the most popular applicant tracking systems, ao they’re all ATS friendly.

These templates might look familiar if you’ve used our resume builder. These are the same templates you can use in our resume builder. So now if you use our builder, you can download that resume for free and when you open it in PowerEdit, you’ll be able to use that same template that you were using in the resume builder.

Easily add new sections to your resume

While you’re editing your resume, you might notice one of the other new features. If you don’t have an education section or a core skills section, you’re going to see a button to remind you to add those sections. You can also still edit those sections within the editor tab, but now we’re also giving you a call out to remind you to add your education or your core skills.

Highlight paragraphs that are too long

In the main Match Report view in Power Edit, there is a new feature in the Recruiter Tips section. There’s now a call-out for paragraph length. That feature will notify you when you have a paragraph that is too long. We recommend 40 words per paragraph. That’s the recommended maximum. That doesn’t mean that if it’s too long it’s going to get cut off when you download it. This is what we recommend based on our research. This feature will highlight paragraphs that are tool long so that you can shorten them.

Highlight “words to avoid”

Also in the Recruiter Tips section is a Words to Avoid tip. For example, if I said “I am a results-oriented content marketer”, that statement would get flagged because that phrase is a little generic. But Power Edit won’t just flag the phrase. It’s actually going to give you tips on how you can replace the phrase with something better.

This is an example of how Jobscan helps you to write a better resume. It makes sure that your resume matches the best advice from experts.

Download your resume as a Microsoft Word file

Lastly, we added the ability to download your resume as a Microsoft Word document if you’re using the Modern Professional template. We’ve tested all of the major ATSs and we found that a PDF is generally the best file format for accurate ATS parsing. However, some people prefer to download their resume as a Microsoft Word document. So if you’re using the Modern Professional template, you can download a Microsoft Word document.

Those are all of the new features that our engineers have added to Jobscan in January. There are already new features rolling out in February, so stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter to get regular updates.

If you’re not already a Jobscan Premium user, start your free 2-week trial today and try out all of these new features.

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Sydney Myers

Content Marketing Manager at Jobscan.

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