Google’s document editing system has become one of the go-to ways for students and professionals to edit, share and publish their work. With the help of Google Docs – we’ve built powerful, sleek and professional resume templates that can be used for a wide range of application needs.
Whether you’re a new entry position seeker, or someone with seasoned experience – our Google Docs resume templates are impeccably suitable for your needs. We have a wide selection of templates to choose from – all of which come with a matching cover letter template as well.
One of the most important reasons why many job seekers and recruiters recommend using Google Doc resume templates is because it is built to pass through an ATS – applicant tracking system.
What is an Applicant Tracking System?
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a type of software that is often used by large companies. It helps manage large amounts of applications, and allows the hiring manager to quickly weed out, sort and manage all the resumes that are uploaded. Nowadays, it is common for online service-as-a-software applications to parse through your uploaded resume and populate fields based on your responses.
For example, on SuccessFactors – once you upload your resume, it will auto-populate fields such as your personal information, previous job, title, descriptions, length of employment, etc. If your resume is built using Photoshop, or uses Word elements like text boxes – it will not be able to parse through your resume, as the system cannot read through the text.
A hiring manager may choose to search using the ATS for certain keywords or relevant skills and experience. If the system is unable to search through it, your resume will not get noticed.
It is at this point, a Google Doc built resume looks highly attractive. Our resume templates don’t use elements like text boxes or images. In fact, our resume’s on Google Docs get parsed very easily without any issue!
You can have a look at some of our resume templates on Google Docs and see for yourself. They’re designed well, convey professionalism and very easy to edit, share and print. Google makes it quite seamless to save your document as a PDF – which most employers and hiring managers prefer.