ATS Resume Checker: Instantly Review, Score & Grade Your Resume

Elizabeth Muenzen, CPRW
By Elizabeth Muenzen, CPRW, Career Advice Expert Last Updated: January 04, 2024

Get hired quickly with an ATS-friendly resume that highlights your unique skill set. Our free ATS resume checker scans for over 30 common resume issues and delivers on-the-spot improvements.

  • 30% higher chance of getting a job‡
  • 42% higher response rate from recruiters‡
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An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a computer software program that companies use to screen candidates’ resumes for desired skills and qualifications.

Pro tip: On average, only 15% of resumes make it past ATS and into the hands of hiring managers.

To prevent your resume from getting lost in the digital abyss, you’ll need to ensure that it is error-free, optimized for keywords and customized for the job you want.

Upload your existing resume to Resume Check — or create a new one using our Resume Builder — and get an instant resume score with a detailed list of actionable improvements to make your resume shine.

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  1. Upload Resume
  2. ATS Scan
  3. View Results

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Why you should use an ATS resume checker

  • The reality of today’s digitized hiring process is that job seekers must optimize their resumes for human readers and automated screening software.
  • MyPerfectResume’s ATS scanner gives job seekers the feedback they need to craft an ATS-friendly resume that lands interviews.
  • Using a resume builder helps you craft a top-performing resume that passes ATS screening and wows hiring managers.

What our ATS resume scanner checks

MyPerfectResume’s resume grader scans your existing or freshly built resume for the following criteria and provides feedback on optimizing it for ATS and human readers.

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Customization

Input a job title to extract essential skills, keywords and certifications to include on your resume, which helps show hiring managers (and ATS scanners) that you are an excellent fit for the role.

2

Spelling and Grammar

Your resume must be free of spelling and grammar errors to impress hiring managers. Our resume score checker catches any mistakes that you may have missed.

3

Summary Statement

A summary statement at the top of your resume is a great opportunity to grab the hiring manager’s attention with a brief snapshot of your top skills and qualifications.

4

Measurable Results

Your resume should include measurable accomplishments that demonstrate concrete achievements from your past roles and set you apart from the competition. 

5

Word Choice

Effective resumes use action verbs to make a powerful impact. Omit personal pronouns, filler words and colloquial language from your resume to maintain a professional tone.

6

Formatting

Your resume format should be polished and visually appealing for hiring managers and optimized for accurate ATS parsing.

7

Optimal Length

Aim for one page or around 1,100 characters. This length allows employers to scan for essential information without weeding through unnecessary details.

8

Contact Information

Your contact information needs to be displayed on your resume to make it easy for employers to get in touch. Include at least two methods of contact, such as phone and email.

9

Comprehensiveness

A comprehensive resume includes contact information, a summary or objective statement, relevant skills and a professional history.

How our free resume scanner works

Our resume ATS checker will automatically scan your resume’s structure, grammar, spelling and wording to provide actionable steps for improvement.

Here’s how it works.

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1. Upload your resume

Upload your resume to the resume score checker (or build a new one from scratch), and go to the dashboard to view your score.

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2. Review checker report

Look at your resume review report and select “Improve Resume” to view the areas the resume checker recommends fixing.

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3. Optimize using our builder

Use our resume builder to make the recommended changes and improve your resume score.

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4. Download and send

Select “Done” when finished and download your optimized resume in your desired format. 

Key features of the My Perfect Resume Builder

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Optimized to pass ATS

Run your resume through our ATS resume checker to receive a resume score and detailed guidance on what to fix to ensure your resume gets past the ATS bots.

2

Tailored content suggestions

Input your target job title to receive tailored content suggestions highlighting the hard and soft skills recruiters seek.

3

Professional and polished designs

Use any of our professionally designed and ATS-friendly resume templates and get inspired with 800+ resume examples.

4

Expert writing tips

Get expert tips and content suggestions written by certified resume writers to ensure your resume has what it takes to compete with the top professionals in your industry. 

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But it’s not too late!

Use our resume grader to get instant feedback on optimizing your content to pass through ATS systems and into the hands of hiring managers.

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