Gregory Shelton
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I found this on Workopolis this morning -- Your typing font may be causing your application to be rejected: "We’ve looked at three reasons why you’re not getting called for an interview. Here’s one more: your resume didn’t make it past the automated online resume screening. Job postings receive an average of 250 applications, so this kind of resume screening software lets recruiters quickly shortlist candidates that are the best fit for the job. More than 60% of companies use some sort of automated screening (you might have heard of this referred to as an applicant tracking system) to streamline their hiring process, which means your resume needs to make it through. More specially, it has to get past a program called a resume parser. A resume parser cuts your resume into smaller chunks and then categorizes these into different sections for a searchable database. Even if you are the perfect fit for a job, if your resume is not optimized for a resume parser, you will not make it through. Don’t panic! This infographic will show you how to beat automated resume screening."

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Marie Mayo

There are some people that don't have a resume and tbey have jobs.So don't give me that garbage.

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Jesse Lindsey

Yea what eva folks

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Love Others

My plain basic resume gets more attention than the professional one I had made.

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Mary Monroe

Great advice! My resume was pretty 'fancy'. I'll have two copies, one plain jane for the resume rippers. Thank you!

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Billijo Flebbe

My resume I did was in the bullet form ! Actually my son who is a junior at PSU university a business major did mine and it kicked butt ! And that resume landed me a very good job

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Amber Hawley

I used TIMES NEW ROMAN font. It's proper APA format. That's a ridiculous reason to disqualify a resume, as it it the correct font & format.

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Jonathan Armstrong

Ok thanks for the information the problem is I didn’t post a resume because at the time I didn’t have one.

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Richard Hudimac

The print come out light on your app. I’ve never seen that before. I’ll start over if it’s a problem.

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Amy Chastain

Thanks Gregory for this information. A friend of mine was telling me basically some of the same information you shared. I just applied for a job recently and long story short, my resume did not download/upload to the employer.

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Manny Shepherd

Thanks for the info,,,,, but seriously it's hard tried too find a simple job when it's been like forever getting hired again by anyone...look post like this is very depressing,,,, cause I'm getting married in July and without a job that really sucks!!! So can someone please help me???

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