hard skills vs soft skills

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through […]

Applicant Tracking Systems - What you need to know

8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 98% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes […]

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 […]

Top 10 free resume builder reviews.

Top 10 Free Resume Builder Online Reviews

A free resume builder is a useful tool that helps you easily assemble your work history and experience into a well-organized resume. A good resume builder enables you to create a resume that fits the job you’re going for and highlight the best aspects of your professional profile. Not many sites are objective, so here […]

What are the top resume keywords for trending jobs in tech? Photo by WOCinTech

10 Trending Jobs and the Skills You Need to Get Them

According to LinkedIn, the top 10 trending jobs going into 2018 are Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist, Sales Development Representative, Customer Success Manager, Big Data Developer, Full-Stack Engineer, Unity Developer, Director of Data Science, Brand Partner, and Full-Stack Developer. By running current job listings through Jobscan’s resume matching tool and cross-referencing the results against Jobscan’s […]

This keyword list will help you determine the top resume keywords to put on your resume.

Top 500 Resume Keywords to Boost Your Resume

What Are Resume Keywords? Job listings include the hard skills and competencies an applicant needs in order to be a great hire. These abilities become keywords used by recruiters and hiring managers to quickly identify top candidates whether they’re skimming with their eyes or using software to filter applicants based on the resume keywords. “The first thing […]

Are you resume keyword stuffing?

Are You Guilty of Resume Keyword Stuffing?

Many hiring professionals use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to narrow down applicant pools. Savvy job seekers have responded by researching ATS and learning about optimized resume keywords. In short, recruiters can search their ATS for the specific skills and keywords most relevant to the job description, so applicants increase their chances of being found by strategically identifying […]

Wordsmithing your resume for tenses, titles, and other common problems.

Wordsmithing Your Resume: Tenses, Plurals, and Optimized Keywords

If you’re unsure whether to write your resume in past tense or present tense, traditional advice sides with common sense. If you’re describing something in your past, use past tense. Managed, coded, designed, marketed. If you’re describing something you’re still doing in your current job, use present tense. Manage, code, design, market.  Simple enough, right? Not so fast. […]

Are cover letters necessary?

Are Cover Letters Necessary Anymore?

Between all the resources that jobseekers have today — from career portals to social media networks — you might be thinking “do I even need these cover letters?” Yet, many job applications still request cover letters along with your resume. The general consensus by recruiters is that the cover letter has become obsolete in many […]

elaborating and exaggerating on your resume

The Dos and Don’ts of Elaborating on Your Resume

Remember the Friends episode where Phoebe discovers Joey’s resume is riddled with skills like tap dancing, archery and horseback riding, none of which he actually knows how to do? Joey’s reasoning for including the faux skills? He could technically do those things if he tried, just not well. Like Joey, many job seekers elaborate parts […]