Resumes: One for the Human, One for the Computer

11/16/20171 Min Read — In Career, Hiring

It's a straight up meme at this point but I think applicants aren't thinking this through. Upload your resume in a PDF file for the human, with your colors and pretty formatting and what not.

Then upload a SECOND and DIFFERENT resume that is for the ATS MACHINE. Keyword stuff the shit out of that one. Hit all the dumb topics. Put everything you ever did there. You don't know what the machine is going to do so give it all you've got.

The hiring manager is going to search and find you (resume 2) and then look at your info (resume 1).

That's it. That's why. Have 2 resumes and use them when you need them.

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