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The Problem with ATS-Formatted Resumes


problem with ats-formatted resumesHow 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…

7 Ways to Self-Promote at Work with Grace


self promote at workYou don’t have to be an aggressive attention-seeker to get ahead at work. In fact, the less obnoxious you are, the better.

Instead, build positive relationships with everyone you can, both inside and outside your organization. Get ahead by helping others succeed, improving their perceptions of you, and doing the marketing legwork required to stay visible.

This way, when opportunities come along for promotions, you’ll be on the radar.

Here are some specific tips for self-promotion:Continue Reading…