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)
- Job title
- Soft skills
- Other keywords
Resume word count and measurable results are not factored into the match rate.
When you scan your resume, you may find that there are 15 or more missing skills. Do not feel the need to include every single one of those skills in your resume. Rather, focus your efforts on hard skills, especially the hard skills that frequently occur, as those have a bigger impact on your match rate.
The job title is also a factor in your match rate. If you had a similar position in the past, change that job title in your work experience to the one you are applying for. As long as your roles were essentially the same, this tactic is not deceitful. If you haven’t had similar job titles before, you can include it in the summary statement.
For more specialized tips, fill out your Jobscan profile. When signed in, it is located in the drop-down menu at the top right and allows you to provide Jobscan with information including your industry and where you are in the job search process. With a complete profile, Jobscan’s suggestions become more targeted to you personally when your profile is complete.