Can I trust ChatGPT to write my resume? Will it work to land interviews?

QUESTION: Tell me what I should consider in my resume formatting to work well with Applicant Tracking Software (ATS).


Edward Lawrence, Getstarted LLC

There are 800+ ATS packages. They all have their quirks and limitations. So, the best strategy is “keep it simple.” Avoid columns and section breaks. Keep tables brief. On the other hand, most ATS handle fonts, font sizes, bold, italics, underline, and colors without any issues. ATS don’t read photos, graphics, and text boxes, but won’t reject them. So, don’t be afraid to be a bit artistic.

Kate Williamson, Scientech Resumes

Content is critical for ATS optimization. Analyze 3-5 job postings for an accurate sample size of common keywords. You will want to integrate these into your resume headline, summary, and skills sections. Stick with traditional resume headings (i.e., Professional Experience). Avoid text boxes, headers, and footers. Do not justify text.

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