It can be a challenge to get your resume noticed by employers, but there are ways to tweak it and move it beyond the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that employers use to screen job applications. There are also a few simple changes you can make to help it stand out from the crowd of resumes when a real person reviews it.

These quick and easy-to-do tips will help get your resume past the screening systems and noticed by recruiters. Here’s how to update your resume in just a few minutes.

How to Get Your Resume Noticed by Employers

1. Keep it simple. Boring works when it comes to most resumes. A simple format is easier for the ATS to screen and easier for recruiters to read. Save the fancy formatting for your portfolio if you’re in a design field. Review these resume formatting guidelines to get started.

2. Use a basic font. The best font to use is a simple font such as Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri. Be sure to use a font size that’s readable – 10 to 12 points works best.

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