See exactly what happens within an ATS when you have a table on your resume.
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When it comes to writing a resume, many struggle with deciding how far back to go, what to include, and what not to include as part of your career history. I am an advocate of devoting the majority of the “real estate” on your resume to what happened in the past 15 years. In this […]
Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about the “6-second rule” after the Ladders showed that recruiters skim a resume for an average of 6 seconds before making a decision. Then, applicant tracking systems (ATS) and their automated scores and filters entered into the mix, causing job seekers to chase their […]
If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping […]
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To understand why resume formatting matters to applicant tracking systems, you first need to understand how resumes move through ATS. Here’s how it works: After you submit your resume through an online application, it automatically lands in the ATS. Many systems then scan your resume, “parse” or pull out information, and rearrange your resume into […]
If you’re like me, you might have “one page only!” ingrained in your brain when it comes to how long a resume should be.
Resume builders are interactive online resume templates that allow you to plug in information and build a cohesive resume. Some free resume builders are extremely structured and require little effort on the job seeker’s part, while other resume builders let you take the lead. Whatever your current needs are, we’ve got you covered. These are […]
Did you know LinkedIn offers users the ability to download a resume version of their LinkedIn profile? Did you know it’s actually a decent resume? Here’s an example of a resume downloaded from LinkedIn: How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn While your LinkedIn resume isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for your job search, this little-known secret […]
If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job application. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]
Customer service professionals are a necessity for every company, in every industry, all across the world. Whether the company sells a product or provides a service, customers will always have questions they need answered and concerns they need to voice. That’s good news for you if you’re working on a customer service resume. As a […]
There are many reasons for career changes: the realization of a new passion, a need for more financial security or the feeling of being stuck in an unfulfilling job, to name a few. Whatever the reason, career change is inevitable at some point in most people’s professional lives. Approaching a job search for an industry […]
LinkedIn is the number-one online networking tool for professionals and job seekers. With that in mind, it might make sense to upload a resume to LinkedIn. But that’s not really how LinkedIn is meant to be used. How to upload your resume to LinkedIn anyway If you want your resume on your LinkedIn profile, there […]
While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]
Resume length advice hasn’t changed much over the past 60 years. A September 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times advised job seekers to: Keep it short. One page is best. Two are okay; anything longer is likely too much for a prospective employer to plow through. But get everything important in. A skimpy outline that […]
Whether you’re still working toward your degree and just need to pay the bills, or you’re embarking on your first post-graduation job search, you’ll need to produce a resume. The guidelines below are just what you will need to get started with your college student resume. 1. Write a master resume Set your job search […]
Readers aren’t necessarily hooked by the content of your resume, but the way you present the information. To create an engaging resume, make sure that you use action words. In order to use resume action words you need to understand passive voice and how it negatively affects your resume. By using the best action words […]
Resumes can be scary to create, but just as horrifying to read. Recruiters and hiring managers are subjected to comic sans, puke green font, typos, inappropriate headshots, and other terrors! Before you submit your resume, really contemplate how you’re presenting yourself. Go a step further and get a second opinion from a friend or upload […]
Most of the people I know have been unemployed at one point or another. There’s a sense of despair that comes with losing their source of income. Perhaps more devastating is a sense of emotional turmoil, which can include sadness, anger, self-doubt, fear, isolation, and even depression. A special category of unemployment identifies people who’ve […]