Aug 23, 2018 - 10:35 PM
Many companies first put resumes into an ATS, or applicant tracking system. This system electronically stores resumes in a database and allows recruiters to search by keyword. In order for your resume to reach human eyes, you first need to make sure it includes relevant keywords. The best way to do this is to pick up important words and phrases in the job description and integrate them into your document.
If a recruiter selects your resume for a closer look based on this process, he or she will likely then start by visually scanning your document to get a feel for your skills and experience. This may be little more than a quick glance before the recruiter decides whether or not to consider you further. In fact, recruiters may spend an average of just six seconds making this choice. For this reason, you should make sure to organize your resume and make it easy to scan for key information.
The good news is, if a recruiter decides to consider you for a role, he or she will read your resume more thoroughly. That’s why it’s worth putting time and effort into crafting your document.