Resumes are the first impression that recruiters or hiring managers of potential employees. However, recruiters don’t spend much time looking at your resume. The average time for a recruiter to view your resume is 6 seconds. However, if your resume is processed through an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), there’s a chance that human eyes will never see your resume. ATS searches for keywords in your resume, and if your resume doesn’t match those keywords, it’ll end up in the electronic trash pile.
This is the reason why we have to tailor our resumes according to each job description. However, I don’t know about you, but tailoring a resume can be extremely time intensive. Luckily, there is a tool out there to help your resume stick out and hopefully land a phone interview.
Jobscan is a great tool to help you tailor your resume for each position you apply to and enables you to beat the ATS from overlooking your resume. Jobscan gives you an opportunity to copy and paste your resume and copy and paste the job description. From there, Jobscan matches your resume to the job description and provides a percentage of how well your resume measures up to what the job description is looking for.
Your match rate is based on these priorities, in order:
1. Hard skills
2. Education level (only when an advanced degree is included in the job description)
3. Job title
4. Soft skills
5. Other keywords
I love how JobScan breaks down your resume and provides useful tips such as recommending missing skills and keywords, job level match, and words to avoid. The goal is to have your resume reach 80 percent or higher match to the job description.
The platform also provides a scan for cover letters and even provides links to job recommendations. If you’re looking to customize your resume, this is a helpful tool. Jobscan provides five free scans a month, but for $49.95 a month, you’ll receive unlimited scans, unlimited scan history, LinkedIn Optimization, Premium ATS & Recruiter Findings and much more.
I would rate this job tool around 9 out of 10. Click here to learn more.