If you want an applicant tracking system (ATS) to read your resume, there are a few things you can do to make sure it’s ATS-friendly.
First, use simple, straightforward language and clear headings. An ATS is designed to read CVs/Resumes and sort them into categories. So, using a language that is easy for the ATS to understand will help ensure your resume goes to the appropriate category.
Next, use industry-specific keywords and buzzwords throughout your resume. An ATS will scan your resume for these keywords and give your resume a higher ranking if it finds them.
Finally, avoid using images, charts, or other graphics in your resume. These can confuse an ATS and cause your resume to be placed in the wrong category or rejected outright.
By following these tips, you can create a resume that is more likely to be read by an ATS and, as a result, more likely to get you an interview.
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