Author —
Sonia Lynch

In today’s fierce job market, candidates require a cutting-edge, professionally written Résumé to get past sophisticated Applicant Tracking Software (ATS).

For those readers who aren’t familiar with ATS, this is a computer program that most employers use to weed out Résumé that doesn’t qualify for the position advertised. It is estimated approximately 85% of companies use this technology which is said to disqualify an estimated 70% of the Résumé submitted!

But how do you ask does a computer know what to look for and what do I have to do to make sure my Résumé gets past it?

The ATS scans your Résumé to see if it can easily digest the information within it. If it can’t, your Résumé is immediately rejected. Beating the ATS is possible if you know how to do it.

All Résumé Services Gold Coast have that knowledge and experience and share with our readers here, some tips on how to do it.

Use Keywords – Your Résumé and cover letter need to contain keywords or phrases relevant to the advertised role. The computer is scanning for these words and phrases and is also tallying them up as well.

Don’t use Résumé templates – ATS will immediately screen out Résumé that is written using a basic Résumé template. To beat the software, you will require a professionally written Résumé that is tailored to the job you are applying for and incorporates the keywords and phrases that are found in the job description as well.

Use a word document – Keep it simple. Plain text word documents with a minimum font size of 11 points are easily scanned over a PDF. If your document is troublesome for the scanning software to open and read, it will discard it.

Have a professional writing style – Avoid jargon and fanciful statements in the narrative that may distract from your skills and qualities. Keep your language professional and natural.

At All Résumé Services on the Gold Coast, it is our job to know how to get your Résumé past the dreaded and arbitrary ATS. We consistently work with the programs that most companies use to weed out unwanted applicants and shortlist suitable candidates.

If you are using your current Résumé to apply for jobs with little success, you may now be aware of the importance of a professionally written Résumé to dramatically increase your chances of reaching the interview stage.

All Résumé Services know the importance of keywords and balancing them out throughout your Résumé and cover letter so your Résumé gets included in the first round of acceptable candidates so you are offered an interview.

Our technology means we also include an embedded QR code in our client’s Résumé that scanning software is able to read but is naked to the human eye.

Our 30 years of industry experience, knowledge of ATS, and professionally written Résumé services combine to offer you the best possible chance of winning the job you are applying for.

Whether you already have a professionally written Résumé that is not producing results or need a Résumé writing service to prepare one for you, call All Résumé Services today at 0410 934 371.

We can assess your current Résumé to see if it is able to pass ATS and we can also assist you with professional cover letters, profile writing, and job interview preparation services as well.

Contact us for a professional assessment!


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