How to Apply for a Job Online With an ATS
The use of LinkedIn resume is gaining more popularity as an effective tool in obtaining a job. You will find many people are using it not only to find a new job but also to make contact with former colleagues and business partners. You may be wondering exactly what a resume on LinkedIn can do for you, so let’s take a look at some of the benefits associated with creating a resume on this particular social networking site. We will discuss the following topics.
If you already have an existing LinkedIn account, it is very easy to integrate your resume with that of others. The LinkedIn resume link option is available within your profile, and you can easily navigate from the clickable button labeled “linkedin url” at the top of your page to your already created resume. It really takes just a few short steps to incorporate your already written resume into your online presence for future potential employers to read. Additionally, as you build your online presence by adding and engaging in the various profile activities, you will gain credibility and a sense of trust that will translate to positive recommendations when it is time to go through and complete employment applications.
In addition to being able to link your resumes, you will also be able to include a description about yourself within the resume itself. By simply clicking on the word “Resume” at the upper left-hand corner of your screen, you will be able to open up the LinkedIn resume builder and begin typing. When you are done typing, you will see a preview pane of your completed resume file, which will allow you to see the basic formatting options available. If you would like to customize certain areas, you will be able to do so through the same clickable drop down menu.
As mentioned above, you will be able to link your resume and edit it, and one of those editing functions includes highlighting, changing fonts, and modifying the size of your LinkedIn profile picture. You can change your profile’s URL, description, and font size by clicking on the appropriate icon. By clicking on the “Get Info” icon, you will be able to access all of your other profile information from here, including the keywords and categories associated with your selected job area. Once you have finished working on the appearance and format options for your LinkedIn profile, you will be able to upload it and select the appropriate cover photo. The uploaded cover photo will replace the default image that is shown on your cover photo section of your LinkedIn page. Ensure that you choose a high resolution photo that is well lit and that it is a good color to fit to your profile.
Now that your resume is uploaded and your cover photo has been chosen, it is time to actually create your resume. In the upper right-hand corner of your LinkedIn page, click on “New Resume”. A new dialogue box will appear and you will have two choices – create or continue to edit your resume. If you are creating a resume to apply for a position at a particular company, select “New Resume” and fill in the basic information about yourself and your background. Your resume will be saved as a PDF file, and you will be able to access it by clicking on the “PDF” icon. If you are applying for a job at an online job site, click on “Submit resume” and complete the fields requested by the job program.
To make sure that the PDF file created via the link has a professional appearance, we recommend that you upload your resume as an ATS. This tool is built into LinkedIn, so all you need to do is access the link, find the “Start ATS Scanner” located in the upper right-hand corner, click on the scan button, select the type of ATS that you want to upload, click continue, and then again on the toolbar to select a format. We recommend that you upload your resume as an ATS that is based on the latest industry standard. At this point, you have successfully created an ATS. If you would like to edit your resume, you can either copy an existing ATS into the clipboard, or you can upload it as an ATS from your own computer.
Another feature available with our link builder is the easy apply button. When you are uploading your resume file to LinkedIn, the easiest way to do so is to highlight the sections that you would like to change. The easiest way to do this is to highlight the section that corresponds to the job application fields you want to add more information to. Once you have done this, simply select “apply now” and your resume file is updated! To get an even easier apply button, try clicking on the globe icon found in the upper right-hand corner of your screen next to the “References” section.
Our website helps you save time when searching for a high-paying position. Using our system, you can easily search using industry specific keywords to find companies that are hiring. You can then download your resume or upload an existing resume and instantly view profile information and connections with companies that are of interest. By downloading or uploading your resume to our website, you also instantly have access to interview tools and resources that help you prepare for potential interviews with the top job candidates in your industry.