If you are running into a problem with the ResyMatch tool or you have a feature suggestion, we'd love to hear from you! Shoot us an email at [email protected].
While we don't have the resources to reply to every request (we're a two person team!), we do read every one and work the suggestions into future versions of the tool. We also ask that you read the FAQs below before emailing because we have gone ahead and answered the most common questions there
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about ResyMatch.io? Here are answers to the most common questions we receive:
What Are The Differences Between The Three Scan Options?
ResyMatch comes with three different scan options to give you more resources and data around improving your resume and LinkedIn profiles. Here is a breakdown of each scan option:
Resume Scanner - This scan option will show you how well your resume matches up to your target job. Upload or paste your resume on the left and add your target job description on the right, and hit analyze. ResyMatch will give you a match score along with objective feedback on how you can improve across four categories - ATS Best Practices, Hard Skills, Soft Skills, and your Sales Index.
Job Description Scanner - This scan option will help you identify keywords and skills within your target job description (or in multiple job descriptions!). This scan option is fantastic for optimizing your LinkedIn profile since you can't tailor your profile to a single job description. Instead, try pasting in multiple job descriptions at once to see which keywords overlap. Those are the ones you'll want to use for LinkedIn.
Bullet Analyzer - If you want to create a resume that actually gets results, you need to have resume bullets that sell your experience. Our resume bullet analyzer will score your resume bullet and give you objective feedback on how to improve it. Simply copy the bullet you want to analyze, paste it into the bullet analyzer scan field, and hit scan!
ResyMatch Isn't Finding My Keywords Or Skills. What Should I Do?
Both the Resume Scanner and the Job Description Scanner use a preset library of keywords to determine matches.
We built out our library to cover the most common keywords. That said, there are thousands of industries and jobs out there which means there are hundreds of thousands of potential keywords.
If ResyMatch isn't identifying keywords or skills that you think should be in there, you can suggest them!
All you need to do is scroll down to the Hard Skills Match or Soft Skills Match section and look for the "Suggest New Keyword" button:
After you submit it, we'll review it and add it to our database for future scans!
ResyMatch Isn't Recognizing My Education. What Should I Do?
If the scanner isn't recognizing that your education is a match for the role, you can override the tool by manually entering your degree.
On the results page, scroll down to the "Education Match" line. You'll see an information icon with a link that will allow you to update your education:
Clicking the link will allow you to update your education and get the match. It will also add your education to our database for future scans!
Which Keywords Should I Include On My Resume?
If you have a resume ready to go, the Resume Scanner option is going to be your best friend here.
The Resume Scanner will show you which keywords are important for this role and it will show you how well you've optimized your resume for those keywords.
When you run the scan, pay attention to the Skill Gap column. This will show you which keywords you have optimized for (with a green check mark) and which keywords you might need to add in. The number in the red circle aligns with the amount of times this keyword should show up on your resume:
Which Keywords Should I Include On My LinkedIn Profile?
Optimizing for keywords on LinkedIn will help you show up in more searches and get found by more recruiters.
However, we can't personalize your LinkedIn profile for a single role the same way we can with your resume. On LinkedIn, we need to account for a broader scope of all the roles you might be targeting.
This is where the Job Description Scanner comes in handy. Here's what you want to do:
Head over to LinkedIn.com/Jobs
Run a search as if you were looking for jobs to apply to
Every time you find a role, copy the job description and paste it into the Job Description Scanner field
Rinse and repeat for at least 20 job descriptions (paste them all in together!)
Hit "Scan" on the Job Description Scanner
The scanner will analyze the combination of all the job descriptions you included and it will show you which keywords overlap. These are the keywords you want to focus on in your LinkedIn profile because they will get you found for a wider range of your target roles!
Be sure to include them in your Headline, your About section, and in the description for specific roles in your Experience section. Finally, make sure they are all added as Skills on your LinkedIn profile.
How Do I Effectively Add Keywords & Skills To My Resume?
Good question! Just because you know which skills you need to add, doesn't mean it's easy to understand where to add them for the maximum effect.
The best way to add relevant keywords to your resume is by weaving them into your resume bullets.
Let's say you're a graphic designer and your original bullet looks like this:
Designed new web application to create a better user experience and increase retention
You run your resume and target job description through the Resume Scanner and it tells you that you need to include the following keywords: UX and Photoshop.
You could update your resume bullet to include those keywords:
Leveraged Photoshop to design new UX for new web application aimed at increasing user retention.
If you want to make sure that you're including the right keywords and still writing highly effective bullets, try using the Bullet Analyzer scan option!
What Does My "Match Score" Mean?
Your Match Score is an aggregation of every factor that will be considered when you press "Apply" for the target role that you included in the scan.
When you optimize your resume, there are several factors that you need to keep in mind.
You need to make sure that it includes all of the factors that will be scanned by the Applicant tracking system (keywords, skills, job titles, formatting, contact info, etc.).
You also need to make sure that your resume is selling your experience instead of summarizing it so that the recruiter/hiring manager reading your resume will be compelling to give you a chance.
We consolidated the factors that go into the decisions made by the ATS and by the recruiter/hiring manager and we used them to create a quantifiable way for you to understand how well your resume matches up. That's your Match Score!
The higher your score, the higher your chances of getting in the door for an interview.
How Do I Access My Scan History?
When you create a Cultivated Culture account, our Resume Scanner saves all of your scan history so you can go back and reference individual scans and track your progress.
You Scan History is available in your account. You can access it by:
Logging into your account (located in the upper right corner of the screen)
Hover over the account icon and click "My Account"
Scroll down to the My Resume Scans section of your account screen
All of your scans will be saved here!
You can view your scores, rename your scans, and download PDF versions of your scan reports right from this screen.
The only reason we ask you to make an account is so that we can save the things you create using our tools. This means that you resumes you create with our builder, the scans you run with our scanner, or anything else you do with our tools will be saved to your account so you can easily access it at any time.
We do not and will never sell your data. Your privacy is our #1 concern. We do not sell or give away data under any circumstances. The only thing we use your data for is creating a personalized experience for you.
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