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Does your resume need to be ATS compliant if you’re an advertising creative?

I guess my question is how do I get my resume into the hands of recruiters without it being deleted from the system.

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Yes. It does. Sadly.

Both. For example: took me years to realize HR never even saw me because I had a beautifully designed and typeset PDF which their talent systems basically ignored. I now keep both and add the fancy as an attachment but use the word doc (I actually keep it as a google doc that I download as needed but update constantly on my drive) to build the application.

What kills me is how the ATS will still garble everything and make a mess in the “drag and drop” where it scans the text. But I get less rejections and have gotten more interviews since switching to this dual resume system. Total pain in the ass. But worth it. There’s a site called cultivatedculture.com that does a reasonable job of scanning your doc for free for ATS compatible reading and shows you what they see. It also will compare to a JD and grade you in your alignment. I like using it to tweak outreach.

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It should be... i don’t, but i know some recruiters do keyword searches that can be picked up easily if the doc is set up for ATS/OCR. My honest advice is connect with people directly if you can. PM me for some tips.

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