How to make your RESUME ATS compliant!

By AVOIDING/REMOVING the following:

  1. Graphics
  2. Icons
  3. Symbols
  4. Text boxes
  5. Tables
  6. Graphs
  7. Underlines
  8. Horizontal lines
  9. Long vertical lines
  10. Side panels
  11. Dark colours
  12. Italics
  13. Quotation marks
  14. Hyperlinks
  15. Photos
  16. Font size less than 11 points
  17. Mixed font

In short: stick to keyboard characters, basic punctuation and tiny round, black bullet points, only.

ATS differs across regions. The list above will make your resume “safe” in ALL regions.

If in doubt, leave it out!

When it comes to resumes and online applications, boring is the new “sexy!”

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*ATS= Applicant Tracking System

Courtesy: Kirsty Bonner | #KB