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Jessica Gochee
over 6 months ago

Job boards now have a neat tool that allow you to upload your resume and it fills out many application questions for you! Your resume will only save you time if you have it formatted correctly. Here are some tips to get the most out an upload feature and your resume:

  1. Use Key Words - in most cases, recruiters are only scanning your resume. Under the Job Title and Company Name of where you have worked, include all skills and duties you used in that position. Example: Cashier | Aramark | -handled large volumes of cash -made change for customers -opened and closed register -informed customer of company products/services *Sentences are good, but not the best when uploading resumes on job boards.
  2. Avoid flashy, nontraditional, overly colorful resume templates. Newer resume templates look very cool! But can be confusing for recruiters who are trying to look at your resume quickly. In different types of templates, your experience and personal information may be in all sorts of different places on the paper. This really gets job uploading software confused!
  3. Keep it simple. There is no need to get crazy with lines, spaces, text boxes, text format, etc. Lay out your information in a way that is easy to read and easy for you to type. This also makes it easy for the resume uploader to key your information in the applicable fields on job applications.

**In the resume world, simple is better. #Resume #jobsearch #tips #ResumeTips

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Gregory Shelton
over 6 months ago

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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