What I mean by this is say we have 2 visually identical latex CVs. Let's define 2 arbitrary measures of latex "cleanliness". We say the first CV is very clean in terms of code quality (proper formatting, reusing code, good structure). We say the second CV is very shoddily put together and although it looks the same as CV 1, it's very messy (think back to your first ventures in latex when you didn't know what you were doing).

Would these 2 CVs have different outcomes in an ATS system assuming they looked identical. My intuition says they would but I'm not sure.

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    What do you mean by ATS system? How does it determine difference? – Teepeemm Jun 11 at 0:41
  • Welcome to tex.se. No one answer will meet all cases. There are too many variables, and orthogonal measurement methods. For example, I can copy-paste in 5k lines of code (built via concatenate function in a spreadsheet) with one click, or spend 1-2 days (say) working out a 4-line loop that would do the same or equivalent. First method would need 30 seconds to put a change in, and the other 30 hours of effort. The ratio of use/build/maintain comes into play: X per unit time is to be optimized. What is X? Different for everybody. – Cicada Jun 11 at 3:54
  • I’m voting to close this question because it's not about TeX/LaTeX, as such. – chsk Jun 11 at 6:29

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