10 Quick ways to craft an ATS-friendly resume

Turn your non-qualified resume into an ATS-friendly oneπŸ‘‡

βœ… Start with a clear headline

Include your full name, contact details (email, phone number), and optionally, a link to your LinkedIn profile.

βœ… Use Standard Section Headings

Keep your resume well-organized by using standard section headings like “Summary,” “Education,” “Skills,” “Experience,” and “References.”

βœ… Craft a Powerful Summary Statement

Your summary statement should serve as a snapshot of your qualifications and career goals.

βœ… Use ATS resume keywords

Take a good look at the job description, and add the keywords, imitating the language of the job posting.

βœ… Use a common resume font

The best resume fonts to get past the ATS are common and easy to read. When in doubt, use the basic fonts like Times New Roman, Calibri, Arial, or Georgia.

βœ… Avoid graphics and tables

While you may be tempted to use graphics or tables, ATS systems can struggle with them. Stick to a text-based format for easy parsing.

βœ… Include relevant certifications

Make sure to highlight your relevant certifications especially those mentioned in the job description.

βœ… Quantify Achievements

Whenever possible, quantify your achievements using numbers or percentages.

βœ… Proofread Carefully

Avoid typos and grammatical errors in your resume by proofreading it.

βœ… Save in a Compatible Format

Save your resume in a common format like PDF or Word (.doc or .docx). Avoid unusual file formats that ATS systems may not support.

By applying these tips, you’ll not only improve your resume’s ATS compatibility but also boost your chances of job success.

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