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 […]

Hidden skills for your targeted resume

The Hidden Skills Missing From Your Targeted Resume

Using the same resume to spam open jobs is a great way to rack up rejections. A better approach is to craft a targeted resume based on the specific skills requested in the job description. Unfortunately, the targeted resume approach relies on a job description that provides actual guidance through a comprehensive list of skills […]

Resume Skills Section: How to write a skills section for your resume.

4 Ways to Write a Resume Skills Section (with Examples)

Whether you’re trying to catch a recruiter’s eye or rise to the top of an applicant tracking system‘s rankings, seeding your resume with relevant resume keywords should be a top priority. One simple way to do this is through a resume skills section. A designated skills list is an optional resume section and not part of a […]

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 […]

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. […]

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How To Tailor Your Resume To the Job Description

Would you rather receive a birthday card from your best friend with a handwritten note inside or receive a generic “Happy Birthday” on Facebook? Would you rather click through a random pop up ad or click through a special offer with your name on it? In both situations, you’d probably pick the most personal option. […]