Resume Check: Instantly Check Your Resume for 30Issues
According to a Career Builder study, 61% of hiring managers say customized resumes are the best way to land interviews, and 51% of recruiters throw out resumes with typos. This is why Resume Check scans your resume for over 30 issues to ensure it’s free of errors and fully customized for the job you want.
LiveCareer gives feedback on organization, grammar, spelling and keywords to help you bypass resume-screening software and more. Resume Check catches your mistakes so hiring managers won’t. Upload your resume for feedback, or create a new document with our Resume Builder.
Why use Resume Check?
The hard truth is, according to the Wall Street Journal, approximately 75% of submitted resumes never make it into a hiring manager’s hands.Most companies use screening software called applicant tracking systems (or ATS) to filter and rank applicants. While the goal is to weed out less-qualified job seekers, some highly qualified candidates don’t make it past the ATS. Since an ATS scans resumes for precise job titles, skills and experience, the modern resume lives and dies by its specific phrasing and being error-free.
Resume Check helps you make it past the ATS by catching and suggesting fixes for more than 30 of the most common resume errors including formatting, word choice, measurable results and more.
What We Check:
Whether you are updating your resume or building a new one, Resume Check will help.
Enter a job title or paste a job description to see what skills, keywords and certifications to put on your resume. Adding skills and keywords from the job description helps show you’re a good fit. It can also help you get past screening software.
Many employers will reject a resume with even one typo, so you’ll want to make sure yours is error-free. Typos include any errors in words, numbers and extra spaces.
This is your chance to grab an employer’s attention and quickly show why you are right for the job. A summary is an overview of your top skills and accomplishments.
The strongest resumes use specifics to highlight achievements. Impress employers by showing what you have accomplished. e.g., “Managed over 50 customer calls per day or “Increased sales by 10%.”
It’s best to avoid using personal pronouns, like “I,” “he,” “she” or “they,” and filler words like “a,” “an” and “the.” It makes your writing sound more professional when you omit these words.
The formatting of your resume is the first thing an employer notices. You can make a great first impression with a well-organized resume.
Employers spend an average of six seconds on their first look at a resume. Include enough information without overwhelming your reader. Aim for roughly 1,100 characters.
Clear Contact Info
If an employer wants to contact you, make it easy for them. Your resume’s contact information should include at least two ways for an employer to reach you.
Your resume is what gets you in the door. Make sure to give employers everything they need to make a decision. Complete resumes include contact information, summary, work history and skills.
How Resume Check works
Once you’ve built your resume, go to the dashboard and view your score.
Select the button Fix/Improve Resume.
View a summary of the sections that Resume Check recommends fixing.
Choose the section you want to fix, like “Work History”.
Make updates based on the suggestions to improve your score.
Select the button Done.
See your new, improved score.