5 big fat job searching lies and how you can stand out to employers
Quick Summary
You don’t a three-page resume, full of fancy fonts, emphasizing features, and graphics. In fact, it’s the opposite of what you need. The job of your resume is to do two things: to get through the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and to catch the eyes of the recruiter. To get past the ATS, you need a relatively plain resume, that’s easy for computer software to parse the text from your resume. By adding unnecessary elements, like tables, dividers it’s going to make it difficult for it to do so. Once your resume (hopefully) gets into the hands of the recruiter, the resume needs to be easily scannable. Why? Because recruiters are busy people and work with a very high volume of candidates, so they usually only spend a few seconds scanning your resume, looking for key pieces of information.


Sign up to our newsletter

11 Job Hunting Tips for Those Who Really Need a Job
Desperate: 11 Job Hunting Tips for Those Who Really Need a Job
How to Get a Job Without Connections