Resumes Now More Readable

Resumes, Now More Readable!

Resumes Now More Readable

Here at ClearFit, we’re all about the fit for the job (so much that we put it in our name :)…but we know that a key part of evaluating an applicant is reviewing their resume. Which brings me to our latest product improvement, which we’re really excited to announce.

This feature falls into the “Wow, we really need to fix that” category. Let me tell you about it…

As you’ve probably seen, when someone applies to a job using ClearFit, sometimes their resume comes in looking, well, bad.

It’s in plain text format, no bolding, sometimes no spaces…pretty hard to read.

I am thrilled to announce that hard-to-read resumes are now a thing of the past!

Resumes will now be shown to you in their original format (Woot!)

There are two ways you can see a resume through our system today:

  1. Through an applicant’s full profile
  2. By downloading the hiring guide

Full Profile

When you click on the full profile button from the baseball card, you’re taken to the applicant’s ClearFit Profile.

Full Profile

From there, you can see their ClearFit Fingerprint. Now, under the resume tab, you’ll see a view of their resume in its original format.

Resume in App

If you would like to download their resume, just hit the “Download Full Report” button, and the hiring guide will include their fingerprint, resume (in all its original glory), and interview questions.

Download Full Report

And here’s what a profile would look like….

Resume in PDF Profile

A couple of fine print items:

  1. If you’re using IE9, this may look a bit different on the full profile view, because we’ll be using Adobe instead.
  2. Applicants have two options to submit their resume when applying for a job. They can upload their resume, or copy and paste. If they copy and paste, that resume may still seem unreadable. But if they upload it, you’ll see the resume in the right format.
  3. Please note: You may see a slower download on “older” full reports, as we’re not pre-generating them. New Jobs, and new applicants will be lickety-split though 🙂
  4. All new candidates who apply to your open job from today forward will have their resumes in their original format. We’re currently updating all the other candidates in your open jobs to show their original format as well, so you’ll see them appear over the next few days.

We hope that this new resume feature will help make your hiring with ClearFit more effective, and more pleasant on the eyes!

As always, we want to hear your feedback, please enter your ideas here at

New Feature: Find employees with the skills you need faster with our new resume keyword tool

ClearFit already makes it super easy to instantly identify which applicants have what it takes to succeed. In fact, ClearFit is proven to be five times more effective at predicting job success than traditional hiring – yea!

But from time to time there are certain roles where having specific skills or experience is an important factor in your hiring decision. In those cases, you want the applicants that are not only a fit, but also have the critical skills and experience you need to be at the top of your list.

Well now you can, with our new resume keyword tool!

Promoting candidates with relevant experience to the top of your list

In addition to our existing personality and skills questions, the resume keyword feature allows you to evaluate applicants based on specific keywords found in their resume. This means that applicants who are a fit and also have the selected keywords in their resume will rank higher in your results. That gets them to the top of your list and can save you hours scouring through hundreds of resumes.

How the resume keyword tool works

When you’re creating your job, you’ll now see a section called “Keywords” on the Job Details page. We’ve pre-populated it with a list of keywords relevant to the job (since we have thousands of jobs in our system, this took a while!). You can also add or remove keywords to your heart’s content.

Tip: If it is an entry level job or a role where specific skills or experience are not required, we recommend removing all keywords to get a pure read on which

applicants are a best overall fit for the role.

Resume keyword tool Keywords

Now when candidates apply, ClearFit will identify who’s a great fit and then move those applicants that also have the chosen keywords up on your list so you can find the right person faster.

On the baseball card of each applicant, you’ll see if they have a strong or weak resume at a glance.

keyword tool Baseball Card

Something really cool is that at any time in the hiring process, you can modify the keywords by editing your job. This instantly reevaluates all applicants based on the keywords you change!

How to use the resume keyword tool for best results

At ClearFit, our mission is to help you get the right people into the right roles quickly and easily. In many cases, specific skills or experience are not the best indicators of fit – in fact, they are often the cause of bad hiring decisions. That said, sometimes you need to bring in someone with skills or experience in hand. The resume keyword tool can be a huge advantage in those cases and will help you get to those applicants much faster.


What do you think?

We hope that it makes finding the right people to interview even easier!

We’d love to know what you think…feel free to email us with feedback(kim AT clearfit dot com), or tell us your product ideas at

What’s next?

In the next month you’ll see a great new feature in your dashboard called ratings. You’ll be able to rate candidates you like and sort by your rating. We’d rate this feature a five star, but we may be a bit biased ;).