The truth is that every person who makes hiring decisions has a completely different idea of how a resume should look. However, in order for your resume to get into the hands of a hiring manager, it typically needs to pass through an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
It is important to make an ATS-friendly resume that can be accurately read and understood by hiring software. For this reason, a resume should use a simple design that avoids stylish formatting. Our guide on How to Format a Resume in 2020
is designed to help you get started.
You have likely come across a request to apply for a job using a CV (Curriculum Vitae) when you may have been expecting to submit a resume. Is there any difference? The short answer is yes.
CVs are longer and more detailed than resumes. A resume is a brief one page document that highlights why you’re the right candidate for a job. A CV is an in-depth overview of your career and accomplishments.
Resumes are difficult for non-writers and creating an effective one can be completely unnatural for most people. Oftentimes, we see talented job seekers create their resume with mistakes that may cost them the job.
With Rezi’s dedicated Resume Writing Service, our team of professional resume writers will create a resume that is designed to land you your dream job. You can learn more about our resume writing services and pricing here.
Choosing the best resume template depends on several factors, such as your work history, career field and other factors specific to the role. Unfortunately most of the resume templates you will find online are outdated and very few are designed to pass ATS.
Ultimately the goal of a resume is to get you an interview. The candidate with the most relevant content gets selected. Rezi Standard Format allows candidates to add relevant content to the page while keeping sections and positions clearly organized. This format also prompts the candidate for the exact information needed for each position, and nothing more.
It is a standard rule of thumb that your resume is only one page. A two page resume is difficult to read and may increase the chances that a hiring manager will skip the important information that you wanted to deliver.
If you’re entering the job market for the first time and writing a resume with no work experience, it is a great idea to focus on other experiences that helped you develop a professional skill set.
You can include key skills you learned in school, academic achievements, personal projects, certification, and more. You can learn more on what to include in our Guide to Making a Resume with No Experience.
Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Rezi AI is a feature that helps you tailor your resume to the job you’re applying for. Create your resume and upload a job description, and in seconds, Rezi AI compares the job description to your resume.
With Rezi AI, you will know exactly which skills and keywords they are searching for. You can then add these missing keywords to your resume and improve your chances of being selected for an interview
Our Rezi Score tool provides instant feedback and dynamic benchmarking to guide your resume formatting. This tool ensures resume formatting properties lead to having a resume that is as close to one page as possible.