Tom Essig
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Resume.

Why do companies request your resume and then require you to fill in a separate work history?

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Alyssa McLellan
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I always wondered that myself!🤔

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Elyssa Duncan
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Hi @Tom Essig, I agree with @Alyssa McLellan - I've always wondered that as well!

I think the answer is the ATS. My thought is that when you fill out a work history and attach a formatted resume, it helps them scan your application easier!

They’re probably avoiding some of the problems associated with automatic resume parsing. The formatted version if your resume will be a resource if the hiring manager wants to print it out or give it a quick glance. The information you manually input into the system, will be used for searches and other candidate ranking algorithms.

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