Thanks to the Academic Success and Career Center team at Washington State University,
you have complete access to the Targeted Resume platform.
Once you sign up through this page, you'll be able to take advantage of the platform
to optimize your resume for every single job you apply to.
For more career support, get in touch with your career services team using the button below.
Recruiters and resume screening software (ATS) are looking for specific keywords on your resume.
Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of six seconds on each resume. They obviously don't read your resume.
They skim it quickly for keywords to evaluate if you're a good fit. Here's a simple example: if you're applying for a 'Java Developer' job,
recruiters are going to make sure you have "Java" experience by quickly scanning your resume for the keyword 'Java'. If your resume contains the right keywords
that were in the job description, it implies it is a well targeted resume.
Similarly, pretty much every company uses some kind of resume screening software, called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), to quickly filter and rank the thousands of applicants that apply to each job. These software rank your resume based on its relevancy to the job description. Our platform helps you identify the right ATS keywords you need to include on your resume to increase your resume's relevancy and get past these systems. The higher your resume's relevancy, the more your resume is well targeted to the job description.
Before Targeted Resume, you'd have to spend hours reviewing the job description to find the right keywords you need to include and then
look for the ones your resume is missing.
After Targeted Resume, you can tailor your resume to a job description in less than 30 seconds. Simply add in the job description you're applying to and upload your resume, and our algorithms will tell you exactly what important keywords your resume is missing.
Instantly find out the resume or CV keywords and hard skills companies are looking for. We'll analyze the job description and tell you what keywords ATS software are looking for.
Customizing your resume for every job has always been a tedious, time consuming exercise. Until now. With this tool, you'll instantly know what skills your resume is missing.
Most people don't even look closely at the job description they apply to, submit the same resume, and wonder why they don't get interviews. We'll tell you exactly what the job is looking for, including the soft skills.