CVScan How it Works

What is CVScan?

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CVScan is an online job description keywords comparison tool with instant match results to optimise your CV, Resume, Cover Letters, or LinkedIn profile with keywords.

Why are Keywords Important in a CV?

When you submit your application online, it will most likely be screened by a software called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). The ATS then decides whether you have the skills for the role by matching the words you have used in your CV against the pre-selected words chosen by the Human Resources department.

These keywords are often based on the job description itself, and this is where CVScan can help you compare your CV against a job description to determine a match rate against identified hard skills, qualifications, soft skills and other keywords it has distinguished from the job description.

Fig 1. Keywords help recruitment software to identify how relevant your CV is to a particular job.

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Finance Manager / IBM, London
November 2013 – Present
  • Reporting forecasts to executives
  • Liaising with clients
  • Monitoring and managing large budgets

How does CVScan work?

First, paste the text of your CV, Resume, Cover Letter or LinkedIn profile in the left box. Then, paste the text of the job description in the right box, select one or multiple relevant industries and press the button SCAN.

If you have any experience with the missing skills in red, review the context they appear in the job description and, if appropriate, add the most popular ones into your CV to increase your match rate to 80% or above. Some skills such as organisational skills or attention to detail commonly called Soft Skills are less likely to be searched for by recruiters, so we recommend focusing on the Hard Skills such as Project Manager or Marketing Campaign for example, and add the most relevant soft skills for the job.

The Highlighted skills feature shows the missing skills in red in context to visually see how these words are used in the job description.

Alison Rakotonirina

Alison Rakotonirina. Career & SoMo Leadership Coach.

CVScan does a lovely job of highlighting keywords in your CV and your ideal job description. If you get an 80 or 90% match your CV is on target.

The popularity of the skills is based on thousands of job descriptions scanned every day. Then each skill is weighted and broken down by industry. After what our algorithm calculates the popularity of each skill for a specific job description based on criterias such as keywords frequency - see demo or watch our video to better understand how CVScan works.

Simple Fixed Pricing

Enjoy all the best features of CVScan for a small price.
After payment you'll be prompted with your 30 days access link ready to scan!