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The resume’s purpose is to get you an interview. Recruiters will tell you that employers usually spend about thirty seconds on most resumes while thinning the stack. Therefore, it is critical to make your resume stand out. Use these tips to ensure your resume gets where it needs to go, optimizing your chances of getting an interview.
Today, large employers use applicant tracking software (ATS) programs for initial applicant screenings. ATS allows employers and recruiters to screen, rank, and filter resumes/CVs, making it useful for finding matches between openings and applicants. Employers use ATS programs to maintain a database of applicant and job information. Here are some tips to make sure your resume isn’t blocked by an ATS:
Improve your resume with a free resume review service in ASNT’s Career Center. Within 48 hours of submitting your resume, you’ll receive an evaluation outlining your strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions to ensure you have the best chance of landing an interview. Login or create your free job seeker account in our Career Center and simply upload your resume to have it reviewed.Learn More
Don’t take our word for it, hear from the experts at Idaho Next Steps Coaching, LLC by watching the recorded webinar they hosted for ASNT. You’ll learn about Application Tracking Systems (ATS), how to understand what works and doesn’t work for your cover letter, how to tell your professional story in two pages or less, and that cover letters are still a thing!Watch Now