This might be a simple worry, but I am curious about other peoples experiences. I am applying to my first real-world job (not in academia anymore) and I am worried my resume will get screened because it is not getting scanned properly on company websites before it even reaches HR.
I want my resume to stand out - so I used a lovely customized LATEX template (exported to PDF). It looks great, very clean and prints well. I can fit all of my information on without it looking bad etc. However, I noticed after a few applications that one company had an automatic resume information extractor to put my information into their system. With my resume it failed drastically.
Therefore, I got wondering if my resume (on any other companies systems) is getting searched for keywords/ pre-screened but failing due to my formatting.
Thanks for any insights - even though this might be super paranoid.