Overly ornate resumes are not only distracting, they cannot be parsed and evaluated by recruiting software.
- Keep to a simple format with essential information.
- Eliminate graphics, charts, sidebars, and color – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are used by the vast majority of recruiters and they cannot process these elements.
- Revise and edit, then do it again – ideally, you will have a 2-page document.
- Take the time to incorporate keywords and phrases from the job description.
Be concise, be specific, and keep it clean and simple.