This is a highly attractive CV template with some superb styling details applied at paragraph and font level. This CV template has been designed to maximise the likelihood that a machine will parse the template without issues.
Here’s page two of this super free CV template:
For this CV template you’ll need:
- Open Sans font family: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Open+Sans
- Social media circled: https://www.dafont.com/social-media-circled.font
What is ATS software?
ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System. It is a piece of software used by large companies (such as Fortune 500) to automatically ‘read’ large quantities of CVs. When a company as large as Google advertise for a job, they will of course receive too many applications to read them all. This is why the use of an ATS has become more popular in recent years, due to its ability to filter the candidates.
The ATS will make judgements as to an applicants suitability for a particular position. However, it is well known that ATS software can occasionally overlook good candidates. This is simply because the software is unable to properly parse the CV and determine the applicant’s suitability 100% of the time.
We design our ATS-friendly CV templates with a view to maximising the ability for the software to parse the CV. In addition, you should provide the CV in a readable format (doc/docx) and ensure you have properly implemented the correct keywords and information required from the job specification (see our guides below).
Disclaimer: There are many different types of ATS software on the market. Like every other provider of ATS-friendly templates, we cannot guarantee that every single system will be able to read our templates without issue. However, our ATS-friendly templates follow the principles of ATS-friendly design. Such as, not including graphics, tables, columns, or text boxes. Essentially, any elements that may make it difficult for the system to understand.
How to pass through ATS
One of the most important aspects to consider when trying to pass through ATS is keywords. Study the job advert closely to see what keywords have been used, and try and match those on your CV.
The tracking system will have been programmed with a certain set of parameters to help filter through the right applications. Your goal is to match the keywords and phrases to ensure it passes safely through.
For more information on ATS software, see our guides: