ATS friendly CV

I have been in the GCC Job market for more than one and half-decade. I often hear and notice that Jobseekers get frustrated of not getting interview calls despite their response to the hundreds of job openings. I have reviewed and found some weakness in the CVs of some candidates who had not received any calls although they responded to numerous job vacancies. I found them frustrated why they did not get interview calls at least for the screening. There are common mistakes in most of the CVs which I reviewed and was shocked to see so many common mistakes which are unacceptable which might land in BIG NO JOB ZONE.

  • A CV is not ATS support format or not even friendly format and keywords missing. – CV more than 3 pages (If possible, restrict to 2 pages).
  • The role not in chronological order.
  • No achievements mentioned
  • Core skills missing, which is must require for the respective role
  • Grammatical mistakes
  • Format so tight and not easy to read
  • Different type of fonts and different size across the whole CV.
  • Sentences not aligned and too long sentences.
  • Not mentioning enough job description hardly 3 to 4 lines.
  • Highlighted with too many colours
  • Added Company logo & images, instead of mentioning Company name.
  • Too much of personal details provided apart from contact number & email like mother name, father name, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry.
  • CV details and LinkedIn details not matching like Joining date & leaving date, Job description. Anything to add.

ATS hates

  • Profile Pictures
  • Graphics
  • Graphics
  • Icons, ®️
  • Italics,
  • Horizontal Lines,
  • Vertical Lines (Except Tiny Dividers)
  • Mixed Fonts, Multiple Colours, Graphs
  • Tables
  • Font Size
  • SMALLER Than 11 Points
  • Hyperlinks (Including Links Email And LinkedIn)
  • Text Boxes
  • Underlines

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