I don't know if this has happened to anyone who has posted. But, there's one employer that I on a regular basis apply for open positions with. When you log in to your account on the HR website, find an open position and you apply...so far so good. Then, you get to the part where you either use the copy of your resume that you may have uploaded at an earlier time, upload your resume at the current time of applying for the position or you can copy & paste it in. So far so good. The problem is this.
The system allows you to review your resume before applying it to the application. The resume is is converted to a PDF file because it's shown on-screen. For the life of me, I can not figure out why my resume comes out all jacked up! On the first page after the the biographical info, there is enough whitespace to where the beginning of my resume is at the bottom of the page: approx. 3 lines. Ok, so I thought it was my formatting of my resume: a Word document not in one of the pre-formatted Word resume styles. SO, I tweaked the resume a little. Tried again, same thing. Ok, so I tried uploading my resume as a Word Rich Text file, versus a straight Word file; Same thing. Copy & paste directly, same thing.
It makes you wonder if the hiring managers realize that the systems has a serious flaw or not. On second thought, I think they do, because whenever I've had an interview, they would ask me for a copy of my resume during the interview; with that employer, I always take at least 4 copies of my resume because of knowing how my resume shows up. So, the problem must be in the HR end of it. So, one could assume that with the resumes being uploaded are being screwed by the system and an HR person looking at the resume and automatically dismissing it and thinking that the applicant is is the reason for the resume looking bad.
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