I’m a firm believer that you should have a resume. And it should always be ready at a moment’s notice. You never know when you might get a call about a dream job. Or frankly, any kind of opportunity – resumes are so much more than just a job-hunting tool.
But when it does comes to job search, the resume rules we’ve heard for years might not be relevant anymore. The reason – applicant tracking systems (ATS). This technology helps organizations streamline the hiring process by scanning for resume keywords such as position titles, dates, skills, etc. It allows for faster processing, so recruiters can spend their time connecting with qualified applicants.
This infographic from HireRight shares some tips for creating an ATS friendly resume. I thought their advice about the one-page resume was spot on. Be sure to check out some of their other formatting suggestions at the bottom of the graphic.