You put a lot of sweat equity into your resume. Recruiters don’t. In fact, studies show recruiters spend about 7 seconds browsing individual resumes, relying largely on Applicant Tracking System (ATS) algorithms to parse the hundreds of resumes received in response to each job posting. Recruiters have been using this technology for some time,but job seekers are just beginning to learn about it. And the ones we talk to are relieved to finally know why they might send out hundreds of resumes but get no response…and no calls for interviews.
How does it work?
Those job posts are specifically tailored for a reason – to ensure that the role- related keywords guide the algorithm in finding and passing only those resumes which are the best match. So doesn’t it just make sense that your resume should be tailored in the same way?
Knowledge truly is power. And now that you know about ATS, what should you do?
Leave it to us at Revamped Resumes. We know which key words, hard skills, and soft skills will hit a high score, and we know how to layout your resume so that it is not auto-rejected by ATS. We use ATS and, depending on which package of services you select, we’ll share that unadulterated ATS report with you.
Add to your beautifully revamped resume a dynamic cover letter and a search-optimized LinkedIn profile, and you’ve hit the job seeker’s trifecta!
Points to Know:
- We do not outsource our services
- We work from your most current resume and other information we gather from you. We consult by phone, online, and via our comprehensive Career Questionnaire
- ATS guides our keyword usage, and we don’t stop until your score is high enough to pass (generally, 80%)