Jobscan is a tool that gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job, along with how it can be even better optimized for an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS).
In a nutshell, you paste your resume text into Jobscan and also the job description of the role you are applying for. Jobscan will analyse your resume text against the job description and score your resume match rate for the role out of 100.
I tried an example for my resume and found the results to be quite eye-opening.
Jobscan match rate
The resume match rate is a score, on a scale of 0 to 100 percent, of how well your resume matches up with the job description you selected. Jobscan recommends aiming for a match rate of 80 percent. On the match rate chart (see the first image in this post), the light blue represents the words used on your resume, and the black represents the words used in the job description.
Your match rate is based on these four priorities, in order:
- Hard skills
- Education level (only when an advanced degree is included in the job description)
- Soft skills
- Other one-word keywords
Resume word count, job description word count, and measurable results are not factored into the match rate.
Why resume optimization matters
The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen, and unlikely to do well in an ATS. Using Jobscan’s resume analysis tool, you can easily optimize your resume and make yourself a top candidate.The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Click To Tweet
Compare your resume v/s job description
You can take Jobscan for a free test drive. Use the widget below to either scan your resume for a prospective job description.
Or alternatively, you can click on the “Try sample resume and job” to see a sample resume text and job description and on clicking scan you will see how the results actually look like.