Missing Information On Your Resume

Why is My Info Missing?

Quinn works with the world leader in Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to parse and grab information from your resume. Almost 90–95% of employers use ATS to manage and filter applicants.

An ATS doesn’t just track the application process for each applicant. They also grab information from the applicant’s resume and store it in a searchable format. That way, the hiring manager can quickly find any applicant by name, major, skills, experience, or any keyword.

Did you know that if your resume information isn’t pulled correctly by the system, the employer might instantly reject your application? 

For example, the top 4 accounting firms might always want to talk or interview students who have an accounting major. If your information isn’t pulled correctly – that’s to say, the system can’t read that your major is actually accounting on your resume – that field might show up empty or as “NA” for your major when the ATS stores your profile.

In this scenario, your resume and application might receive an instant rejection – and, sadly, never reach the hiring manager. Even if you’re qualified for the position.

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

Here’s What You Can Do:

To avoid these missing fields, write your education in the following format.

Name of University, Name of School                                June 2010–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 education experiences... and that information is missing for one of them.

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."
  • To avoid these missing fields, write your education in the following format.

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."
  • To avoid these missing fields, write your education in the following format.

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."
  • To avoid these missing fields, write your education in the following format.

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

Please note: In order for an ATS to recognize your bullet point descriptions, you need to use the bullet point tool when writing them!  

Have more questions about why information is "missing" on your resume? Please reach out to our support team (support@quinncia.io)! 

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