Aug 15, 2018 - 10:18 PM
First, decide on a good format. Many ATS machines get confused by graphics, abnormal margins or text alignment, and even non-standard fonts. Study some professional resume samples to see what an effective format looks like. Your final draft should be simple and easy to read with clear section headers and a nice balance of text and white space.
Once you've got a solid format, you can fill it in with your information. Be as concise as possible so the ATS doesn't have to sort through irrelevant details. Use standard industry terminology, and make sure to include specific words and phrases from the job description. There's a high chance the ATS programming is looking for language from the job posting. Finally, save and submit your resume using a standard file format: PDF or Word doc.