Missing Information On Your Resume

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Quinn works with the leaders in Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to parse and grab information from your resume. About 90 - 95% of employers utilize ATS to automatically manage and filter applicants.

ATS tracks the application process for each candidate while simultaneously taking information from the applicant's resume and storing it in a searchable format. The hiring manager can quickly find any applicant by name, major, skills, experience, or any keyword.

Did you know that the employer might instantly reject your application if the system does not accurately pull your resume information?

Let's say you're applying for a job at one of the top 4 account firms. They usually only talk to or interview students who majored in accounting. If the ATS can't read your resume properly, it may appear as if you didn't major in accounting. The major field may show up empty or as NA when the ATS stores your profile. Your resume and application might receive an instant rejection – and, sadly, never even reach the hiring manager.

We recreate this process with Quinn so you can avoid these problems when you apply for jobs! Quinn uses the same ATS technology to grab information from your resume and then helps you make the necessary corrections.

What You Can Do

To avoid issues with these fields, write your Education in the following format.

Name of University, Name of School                                        May 2012

Degree (e.g., bachelor of Science), Major: XXXXX   GPA (GPA is optional.)

Minor: XXXXX   Minor GPA (optional)

If you write the name of your university and the name of your school (within the university) on a separate line, the ATS assumes you’re listing 2 separate experiences and appears as if you're missing information for one. 

Similarly, when writing any position under your Experience, Volunteer, or Activity section(s), use the following format:

Organization Name                                                               City, State

Position Title                                                                        Month year-Month year

  • Write 3-5 bullet point descriptions that follow the format: "Performed X to do Y resulting in Z."

Use the following format when you have multiple experiences at one company:

Organization Name                                                                City, State

First Position Title                                                                 Month year-Month year

  • Write 3-5 bullet point descriptions that follow the format: "Performed X to do Y resulting in Z."

Same Organization Name                                                     City, State

Second Position Title                                                            Month year-Month year

  • Write 3-5 bullet point descriptions that follow the format: "Performed X to do Y resulting in Z."

ATS are looking for a company name with a coinciding position. If your experience section isn't formatted this way, the ATS will not read your resume correctly. 

Please note: Use the bullet point tool while writing your descriptions so the ATS can recognize them.

If you have more questions about missing information on your resume, reach out to our support team any time! 

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