Resume Analysis Breakdown

Quinn is layered over a sophisticated Applicant Tracking System (ATS), which is a system that most employers use to accept and process resumes. If Quinn finds a problem with your resume, your employer’s ATS will find it too, and possibly even reject your resume as a result. In order for your resume to make it past the ATS, it is essential that you follow Quinn’s suggestions and limit the number of improvements you have to make before submitting your resume to an employer.

Flags: Flags are edits that SHOULD be made. Flags are things that can cause your resume to be instantly rejected. Your flags have been highlighted by Quinn below. Make sure you have 0 flags!

Improvements: Quinn will generate an extensive list of improvements that you can make to your resume, and she will provide a detailed analysis of how you can implement these improvements. While there is no limit to the number of improvements Quinn can suggest, we recommend that you aim to have no more than 10 improvements on your resume or to meet your school’s benchmark.

Resume score: You will receive an overall score on your resume, alongside a benchmark resume score that is tailored to your grade level and the highest scoring resume at your school. Quinn calculates your score based on the number of improvements you have to make, so there is no upper limit to the score you can receive. However, we suggest that you aim for a score above 200 or to meet your school’s benchmark.

Skills clouds: There are two types of skills that employers look for: technical skills and essential skills. Technical skills are knowledge of particular software or industry, and essential skills are non-technical skills such as leadership and cooperation. To make the skills clouds, Quinn scans your resume for all of the essential and technical skills you mention, and she compiles them into a list. The larger the skill is written in the cloud, the more prevalent it is in your resume. The skills that Quinn pulls from your resume are also the skills that an employer will take away from your resume, so ensure that the skills you want to advertise are the skills that Quinn identifies. 

Detailed Analysis

In the detailed analysis section, Quinn will offer you in-depth feedback on your resume in three sections: generic, formatting, and content. In each section, Quinn will walk you through the problems she found and offer you suggestions for improvement.

  • Generic: In the generic section, Quinn will assess whether or not your resume includes all of the key sections, such as education, corresponding dates, work experience, and possibly a summary. 
  • Formating: In the formatting section, Quinn will identify specific errors such as spelling and grammar mistakes, as well as systematic errors such as word repetition and areas where you should write more concisely.
  • Content: In the content section, Quinn will go line by line through your experience to identify places where you could make your bullet points more powerful by quantifying your achievements and structuring them more effectively. Quinn learns from model resumes from your school and creates examples of bullet points that you can use to restructure your own.

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