The Breakthrough Resume Template is a great choice as a technical resume template when you have a lot of credentials and technical skills and qualifications to convey. While the Technology Skills box on the right appears to be a text box, this entire section is actually a two-column table (which is okay for ATS) with a graphic box overlaying the text.
There are many persistent myths about what is ATS compatible in a resume and what is not ATS compatible. The acceptability of tables in an ATS-friendly resume is one of the areas of significant confusion. The truth is that tables are okay in ATS-friendly resumes as long as they are simple tables and as long as you understand the ways in which it is acceptable to use them.
Of course, we take all those worries away from you when you use a Distinctive Resume Template to create a resume. We’ve done the hard work for you, and as long as you follow the basic format provided, you can feel confident that the resulting resume will be ATS friendly.
Rather than using a text box to call out the “Technology Skills” in what appears to be a sidebar of this technical resume template, we used a simple table. Using a table ensures that any technical skills specified in that section of the resume will count toward the keyword optimization of the resume. Alternatively, if we had used a text box, when the resume was run through an ATS, all of those key terms would be skipped. Technical terms are often very important as keywords in a technical resume, so the table format works best in this resume template.
Easily adaptable for a variety of circumstances, this technical resume template will help give technical professionals an instant competitive edge.
Like all our templates, everything, including the color scheme, is easily customizable. The Breakthrough resume takes on a whole new “look and feel” when you change the colors.
Available separately, the Breakthrough executive biography template and letterhead template are designed to coordinate with our Breakthrough Resume template. See all templates in the collection:
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