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If you’re trying to land a new job after years of employment at one company (or unemployment, for that matter), your résumé probably needs a makeover.
The applicant tracking systems (ATS) that scan résumés are becoming more sophisticated, giving job candidates the chance to inject a little creativity into their work. “Many ATS now read PDF documents, so job seekers can be more creative,” explained Wendy Enelow, a master résumé writer and author. “For instance, most systems will accept and read a document that contains charts, graphs or tables as long as the surrounding text doesn’t touch the image.”
To capture the attention of digital (and human) reviewers, you need a document that reflects the latest trends in résumé-writing. Here’s a list of what’s in and what’s out for tech résumés in 2016.
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