Difficulty getting application to go through - "HTML tags"

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Sarah Coleman in Jacksonville, Florida

7 months ago

I have tried numerous times to submit to jobs and I keep getting the following error: "This entry should contain valid HTML characters. Please reference the help file for a list of basic valid HTML tags." I have no HTML tags in my resume. I've uploaded it from a Word doc, I've also tried pasting it. I'm not typing it in. I must be doing something wrong and I consider myself I relatively smart person. What am I doing wrong?

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Bluetea in Texas

7 months ago

Sarah Coleman in Jacksonville, Florida said: I have tried numerous times to submit to jobs and I keep getting the following error: "This entry should contain valid HTML characters. Please reference the help file for a list of basic valid HTML tags." I have no HTML tags in my resume. I've uploaded it from a Word doc, I've also tried pasting it. I'm not typing it in. I must be doing something wrong and I consider myself I relatively smart person. What am I doing wrong?

Try saving your resume as a .txt file first. Some ATS systems are finicky. I have a .doc file and a .txt file of my resume.

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Sarah Coleman in Jacksonville, Florida

7 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: Try saving your resume as a .txt file first. Some ATS systems are finicky. I have a .doc file and a .txt file of my resume.

Thanks - I did. I also tried scrubbing it of all formatting, pasting it into Wordpad. It lets me upload numerous resumes in multiple formats but when I click through the mandatory "profile" portion I get the same error message. <<so frustrated>>

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Sarah Coleman in Jacksonville, Florida

7 months ago

Finally got it to go through. I created an entirely new profile and manually entered everything in their "profile" section. From there it took my .docx format resume.

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Bluetea in Texas

7 months ago

Sarah Coleman in Jacksonville, Florida said: Finally got it to go through. I created an entirely new profile and manually entered everything in their "profile" section. From there it took my .docx format resume.

I think they just care about the "profile" section. The last thing anybody looks at seems to be our "resume" anymore. Some companies don't even want them anymore.

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J Gagill in Monticello, New York

7 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: I think they just care about the "profile" section. The last thing anybody looks at seems to be our "resume" anymore. Some companies don't even want them anymore.

Hey Blue,

I dig 63 year old woman you know.

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Bluetea in Texas

7 months ago

J Gagill in Monticello, New York said: Hey Blue,

I dig 63 year old woman you know.

I am wearing underwear older than you sonny.

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