Don’t hide keywords in a resume, ever. It is not the best way to make your resume pass the ATS. Trying to trick the system by tweaking your keyword frequency (or even using hidden text) will most likely eliminate you from the recruitment process. Some ATS applications have evolved to the point of being able to identify such practices, and hiring managers are well aware of those, too.
It’s absolutely essential to tailor your resume to every position you’re applying for—just not by overstuffing the keywords. Study the job ad, look for the exact professional skills and qualifications the company is looking for, and target your resume accordingly. And remember: lying on your resume is never a good idea.
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