Category: Jobscan Blog

The Only Way Recruiters Will Find You on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together and recruiters know it. 87% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates, more than all other major social media networks combined. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. To get found by a recruiter […]

Featured Resume Template from Ebony Joyce

In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Ebony Joyce out of the Indianapolis area. Be sure to follow […]

Featured Resume Template from Diana YK Chan

In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Diana YK Chan out of the Toronto area. Be sure to […]

Featured Resume Template from Kyle Elliott

In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which includes formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. First up is “Caffeinated” Kyle Elliot out of the San Francisco Bay area. Be […]

Ask the Experts: Best Resume Formats, Worst Advice, and How to Stand Out

Whether you’re selecting a resume template or formatting your own, the way you structure your past work experience could make or break your your job search. So we asked 7 experts — job search strategists, resume writers, and recruiters — to weigh in on the best resume formats, worst formatting advice, and […]

20 ATS-Friendly Resume Templates

There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS-friendly resume template can be the difference […]

8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 98% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking […]

7 Real Cringe-Worthy Resumes (and 7 Ways to Fix Them)

Reddit user u/cityoftress recently asked employers for “the funniest, craziest or weirdest thing you’ve seen on a resume.” We found a few doozies, but even the worst resumes can be fixed. #1 – Orienting Details A 3×4 table under the header of Soft Skills. The bottom right cell read: Detailed […]

The Hidden Skills Missing From Your Targeted Resume

Using the same resume to spam open jobs is a great way to rack up rejections. A better approach is to craft a targeted resume based on the specific skills requested in the job description. Unfortunately, the targeted resume approach relies on a job description that provides actual guidance through […]