“It’s a full time job to look for a job!”
“Job searching is hard…I have amassed all the information I collected and started a job search coaching business, because I want to help people.” (Mind you, they never did find a job themselves…just created a resume writing / job search business after being unemployed for a year.)
“Make sure you write your resume to be digested properly by the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to get an interview…” (yet they wouldn’t know what an ATS looks like if it hit them like a line drive headed straight to their face)
Nothing pisses me off more than people who cannot find jobs or create opportunity for themselves trying to teach other people to do what they could not do…and charge money for it.
Let’s address each of these pet peeve quotes made by Crappy Job Search Coaches…This is going to be a fun #lisarant… Continue Reading…
How should a resume be formatted to get through an applicant tracking system?
I’ll answer this question first, but then I’ll tell you the problem with ATS-formatted resumes.
If an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) asks for a .rtf or .txt document, the resume needs to be untreated font only (i.e. Courier). No bold, italics, underline, bullets, borders, colors, boxes, etc. are to be used – just text.
If the ATS accepts a .pdf, .doc or .docx document, then most borders and font treatment will be recognized by the system.… Continue Reading…