Resume tricks and strategies to get past ATS and AI technology.

We came across a really helpful article for resume tricks in the New York Times recently titles, Résumé-Writing Tips to Help You Get Past the A.I. Gatekeepers and we wanted to share.

We often get asked, “Why Aren’t I Getting Responses to My Resume?”

Learning how to work with Applicant Tracking Systems and other forms of AI is part of the resume and job searching game.

The main points from the article are:

  1. Use keywords related to categories like skills, experience, and education.
  2. Artificial intelligence is used to understand what people mean to say — for example, if Carleton is a person’s name, an alma mater, or a company the applicant worked for.
  3. Tailor your résumé, not just the cover letter, to each job you are applying for. Career Resumes helps with cover letters too! 
  4. Include in your résumé the same keywords, or similar ones, that the job posting uses for the knowledge, skills, experience, and duties involved.
  5. Quantify wherever possible. “Managed a team of five that increased sales by 40 percent over two years” works better than “Managed a team that significantly increased sales.”
  6. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and includes recommendations from managers and colleagues. Get a LinkedIn Makeover today! 
  7. Twitter or other public social media accounts should include “digital bread crumbs” of information highlighting skills, experience, and interests.
  8. Seek out people inside their target companies that can refer them for the position.

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