Are you one of these people who have always had success writing your own résumés and cover letters and are no longer getting called in for interviews? Even when you are exactly what a prospective employer is looking for in a candidate?? The reason is simple; no one on the hiring team has seen your documents. Your documents have been uploaded and scanned into a computer database. The decision whether your résumé is suitable for the position is being made by a computer software (namely ATS).
Applicant Tracking Software or ATS is becoming more and more common in the hiring process. Some experts estimate that almost 85% of all companies, large and small, use some form of Applicant Tracking Software as the very first step in evaluating a résumé. If your résumé doesn’t get through this screening process, no human will ever read about your experience and skills. No matter how perfect you are for the job, you will not be considered if your application doesn’t satisfy the computer’s arbitrary standards.
All Résumé Services works with programs that most companies use to complete this task and know how to create a résumé that can pass this test. More importantly, we can craft a résumé that not only satisfies the computer program but, also impresses the human reader. After all, the computer won’t be extending an offer to interview, only the hiring manager will make that decision.
Our writers are experts at packaging and promoting your skills, key attributes and experience so that employers know they are making the right decision when they ask you in for an interview. We also know how important it is to balance the amount of keywords and key phrases in your résumé, ensuring the Applicant Tracking Software includes you in the in the first group of acceptable candidates. We understand how to position keywords within the document for the computer whilst blending them into the narrative so that human eyes enjoy reading your documents.
We are also including a QR Code which is hidden from the human eye but the Scanning Software is able to read it, this is a new trick we’ve recently added to ensure that the ATS makes a decision on your résumé and cover letter to get it through to the Hiring Manager.
Unfortunately, it is no longer enough to be able to write a résumé and cover letter that communicates what you have to offer a prospective employer. Your documents must first convince a computer program that the hiring manager should take the time to read them.
There are a lot of companies who are creating résumés, selection criteria and profiles for people and charging a lot less but remember you “always get what you pay for”. Don’t be fooled by those charging a lesser fee as they’ll be using templates to create your documents and the ATS is a very sophisticated software and it will immediately pick up on double content… meaning if companies are using templates your documents will have the same content as several other people. It is impossible to create unique content and professional documents for less than $125 per document, it’s that simple… you do not have to think any further than that… it’s guaranteed to fail. If you’ve had your documents created by another company and you’ve not been selected for an interview, please consider calling us today for a free assessment and quote.