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Meet the Robots Reading Your Resume

KEFETS MEET THE Reading Your Résumé NEW RÉSUMÉ-FILTERING TECHNOLOGY MEANS THE OLD RÉSUMÉ RULES MAY NO LONGER APPLY. Have applied online for a job you thought you were perfect for, only to never hear back from the employer? Your résumé may have been kicked out of the application pool because you designed it for human eyes-not for the robot eyes of Applicant Tracking you systems (ATS), the recruiting tools many organizations are now using to help streamline the hiring process. That means if you want your résumé to make the final cut, you should ever consider letting go of outdated rules and focus on making it robot-friendly first. WHY COMPANIES Need ROBOT ASSISTANCE Employers face major obstacles when searching for the perfect candidate. Applicant Tracking Systems help eliminate many of these challenges. ON O 144 89 144A89 AVERAGE, people people apply for each entry-level position posted. I apply for each professional-level position. -- - - - - - --- - - Some large companies, such as Google, have received thousands of applications-up to 75,000 IN A WEEK. It costs a company about Only 35% of candidates are qualified for the positions they seek, which could be because some candidates spend as little as 50 seconds reading job descriptions before they apply. $3,479 to hire a new employee. FRIENDLY Robots ARE HERE TO HELP ATSS help to relieve much of the burden of screening applications, saving employers time and money. This technology can help candidates, too, by simplifying the online job application process to just a few clicks. Applicant tracking systems analyze keywords, dates, titles, and other critical information in candidates' résumés to evaluate the candidates' depth of experience, including how recent and relevant that experience was. 75% of candidates, making the hiring process much more efficient for employers. An ATS is able to screen out approximately 90% of large organizations use ATSS, including almost all Portune 500 companies. 50% of mid-sized companies use ATSS. REATING ROBOT-FRIENDLY RESUME The Dos: As more employers use ATSS, it's vital for candidates to upgrade their résumés to help ensure they don't get overlooked. Résumés should now be optimized to stand out to an ATS, not just to a recruiter or hiring manager. The Don'ts: Don't feel forced USE KEYWORDS from the job description in YOUR RÉSUMÉ. to adhere to the standard 1-PAGE RÉSUMÉ. (ATS robots don't care about length; in fact, a longer résumé may improve your chances.) Put your contact information at the top of the page (BUT NOT IN A HEADER). Don't get hung up on FANCY USE AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FORMATTING. Focus on clearly organized sections. and create a bulleted list of qualifications and skills. DON'T USE USE WEB-STANDARD FONTS (SUCH AS ARIAL, TAHOMA, OR VERDANA) ABBREVIATIONS. (For instance, spell out "Manager" instead of "Mgr.") FOLLOW BEST PRACTICES when formatting work history information: Start with the employer's name, followed by your title, then the dates you held the title. DON'T USE TABLES. Don't use GRAPHICS OR LOGOS. Use proper capitalization and PUNCTUATIOoN. DON'T USE headers or footers. SPELL CHECK. DON'T SUBMIT A PDF. UPLOAD your résumé, rather than cutting and pasting. They're unreadable by some software. New technology is revolutionizing the job application process, making it easier for candidates to connect with their ideal employment opportunities. Adopting best practices for résumé creation will increase your chances of LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB. Sources:,,,,, | HireRight.

Meet the Robots Reading Your Resume

shared by edelucas on Nov 05
Old guidance was based on a human being scanning through a pile of résumés, but now robust software performs that task. So rules that were originally designed for human eyes need to be re-thought wi...



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