How it Works

How ResumeOptimizerPro Works

Let's take a look at how ResumeOptimizerPro works and what it does behind the scenes. We'll begin with a real-world use case and then dig into why it works. For step-by-step instructions on how to use it, click here.

Real-world use case

Ana is an executive assistant that has worked at ACME Inc. since 2017 but is now looking for new opportunities. While browsing a popular job board, she noticed a posting that caught her attention.

1. The resume

The first thing Ana needs to do is upload her resume into our dashboard. Unforunately, she has a poorly written and formatted resume but not to worry, ResumeOptimizerPro can fix it!

original resume

2. The job posting

Ana then copies the job description she wishes to apply for into our dashboard. Our algorithm will parse the job and detect relevant keywords and skills presented througout the text. In the graphics below, each color box represents specific keywords or skills. Follow these as we go along.

job description

3. Skills and keywords selection

Once our software has detected these terms, Ana can select the skills she currently has experience with in order of proficiency . The first five skills will be integrated naturally into her work history to achieve a higher job matching score.


3. The optimized resume

Finally, Ana can retrieve her optimized resume. Not only has her resume been reformatted according to best practices for resume writing, but the selected terms have been seamlessly integrated into strategic sections for optimal job matching. It's important to note that since we used AI to optimize Ana's resume, not everything may read the way she wants so all she needs to do is make any final revisions to her resume and use it to apply for the job.


Why this works

When you apply for jobs online, your resume gets scanned by algorithms (or ATS bots) which matches it against the job descriptions. With potentially hundreds or even thousands of applicants for a single job, recruiters rely on this type of software to filter through them efficiently. Skills and relevant keywords are pivotal in this process, often outweighing other factors like certifications or education. If your resume doesn't match well, it might get tossed aside without a second look. That's why using the same resume to apply for every job doesn't usually work.

Why skills are so important

Employers prioritize skills most since they gauge your ability to perform job duties. While having a dedicated skills section is useful, integrating them into your work history is even more important so they can be assessed properly.

Example: Joe has worked for XYZ Corp. since 2014 and has used "MS Excel" extensively. He wisely has a bullet point in his job description that states: "Utilized MS Excel to develop intricate spreadsheets that guided corporate decision-making". That lets ATS bots know that not only does he have current experience with this skill, but that he has used it for the past 7 years, giving it more importance. So, when applying for a job that demands MS Excel expertise, Joe will earn a higher score for that skill.

How ResumeOptimizerPro gives you the edge

Placing skills and keywords within sections where they have the most impact can be tricky and time-consuming. Cramming these randomly throughout your resume won't trick the bots. Also, for any particular job posting, there may be required skills that you possess but haven't included in your resume, which lowers your matching score to the job.

Our software will analyze the job for you, extracting the necessary keywords and skills that are required for it. You can then choose the skills you currently have experience with in order of proficiency and we'll do all the work for you by coherently integrating them into your resume - including your work history - to maximize your matching score.

With over a decade of experience in the recruiting software industry, we've got a deep understanding of which criteria these algorithms use to read and match candidate resumes. Let us help you gain an edge over the competition!

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