Before deciding what information to add to or remove from your resume, first research the role(s) you’re interested in and what employers hiring for these positions may be looking for. This will help you determine the content of your resume. Take time to read at least five
to six job descriptions they’re included in your resume if you have experience with them. for the role you want at the type of company (and industry) you’re interested in.
An ATS is a software application that parses your resume, then scans it for keywords/phrases and compares it with the description of the job you applied for. It then stack ranks your resume against other applicants. The better the match, the more likely you are to be seen by human eyes.
Using simple formatting and tailored content is the key to passing an ATS.
The most important resume quality to keep in mind when formatting for an ATS is readability. While it can be tempting to spend your time making a visually appealing resume, it is best to have a simple, straightforward resume with the right content.
To keep your resume ATS compliant, avoid the following elements: – Photos – Icons – Graphs or tables – Columns
Resumes aren’t one size fits all. As mentioned, an ATS will search your resume for keywords, skills and phrases that are consistent with the job description. Focus on the required and preferred qualifications in the job posting—these are likely the terms the ATS will scan for so you want
to make sure they’re included in your resume if you have experience with them.