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Writing a Resumix Resume that Stands Out

Stand Out from the Crowd

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For those wondering what a Resumix resume is, it is a program used by the government to read resumes automatically. This helps to scan the resumes to find the best ones for the jobs available. The program reads with an algorithm, which is designed so that certain pieces of information are picked to help with the categorizing of the many resumes that are sent through on a daily basis. By understanding this, you can include the optimal information on your resume so that it stands out and is chosen. Resumix will do the initial work but your paperwork will be looked at by the HR departments to find out why the software believes you are the perfect candidate. It means that you need to make sure it passes both Resumix and the HR inspection to move onto the next stage. By taking the time to develop your resume for both, you stand out among all the rest and have the advantage of impressing both the software and the humans who read it afterwards.

Making Your Resume Stand Out with Resumix

The program is designed to find keywords included in a resume. By finding these keywords, the software will send the resume to the HR departments for review. It is important to include the areas that you are already trained in and specific information about the type of work that you want to do. The software will look for the information on the skills that you have and how well they match to the roles that you want to apply for.

Some jobs require more skills than others. This will be clear on the application and you need to make sure you can match as many of them as possible to get past the software review. Include information about how you will be an asset to the role and your credentials to prove that you can work at the level required. Skills including speaking different languages, associations with professional bodies and appraisals for your previous performances will be considered highly by Resumix.

Make Sure You Have a Resumix Formatted Resume

According to the Government Human Resources Dept, Resumix searches resumes in a particular way to check for your duties and your description of yourself. By optimizing your resume for the program, you stand more chance of going through to the human review.

Dates: Format all dates with the month and year. The year should include all four digits.

When filling in the information about your previous work, you should include the number of hours that you worked per week and the title that you held while in that position. It is also important to include the title of the position that you are applying for and the amount of hours that you will be able to work once in that position. Include your pay plan, grade and series where applicable. You should only include the highest grade that you held and the amount of time, in months, that you spent at that level. Add the major tasks that you were involved in, systems or programs that you used, any specialist equipment or tools that you used and anything that you managed in the roles.

Optional job related information to include: certificates and licenses (including dates and state issued).

Education and Training: You only need to include the highest level of training or education that you have received. When including a degree, including the name of the institution, your major, the year you gained the degree and your GPA. When including high school information, including the year of graduation and the highest grade achieved; or the date of the GED. List any training that is specific for the role you are applying for and your goals for your career.

Your resume should never be more than three pages. Type on one side of white bond paper, 8.5″ x 11″.

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1 comment… add one
  • Christie B. Middleton February 15, 2013, 1:38 am

    First, remove information that isn’t directly related to the job you want, and emphasize the information that is related until it’s as complete and compelling as you can make it. Then pick the five or ten parts of your record that work best for the job, and highlight them in bullets at the top of your resume in a “qualifications summary.” Put this summary directly below your name and contact info, but above the body of your resume. Recruiters don’t read resumes; they scan them, at least in their initial review. This positioning makes sure that you lead with your strengths , and that the recruiter will actually see them.

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