As a career coach, I’ve come across so many poorly formatted resumes. It’s unreal. Related: 3 Secrets To A Powerful Resume Summary I don’t say that to poke fun at people. I say that to point out a big problem. There are some conventional ideas that millions of employees have adopted as it pertains to the proper formatting of a resume’ that are just absolutely ludicrous. One of the biggest mistakes people make is their mindset. They seem to be unaware that before a resume is ever seen or read by a human being it goes through an A.T.S., which stands for Applicant Tracking System. Every online job posting board uses an A.T.S. to categorize, file, and present the most qualified job applicants to prospective employers. By adding a bunch of unnecessary information to your resume and leaving off the stuff that matters, you’ve lost the game before it ever began.
December 23, 2014