Meet the Robots That Really Read Your Resume [Infographic]

You thought a human actually reviewed your resume?

In most cases… you would be wrong.

At large organizations, the volume of applications doesn’t allow for a human to even glance at the resumes they receive; Google alone receives about 75,000 resumes per month! Even at smaller companies, there is rarely time to review the hundreds of applications and resumes they get for each posting.

And this is where the robots take over. More accurately referred to as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), these automated software packages filter the long list of applicants according to the keywords provided by human resources. In the end, only the top resumes survive the cut and are read by the recruiter. Some estimate the number of resumes that actually get viewed by human eyes: 50 out of every 1,000.

Given this reality, you need to work hard to ensure your resume makes it through the ATS and gets into the recruiter’s hands. To get the interview – you need to be one of the 50!

To help get you started in the right direction, take a look at this infographic from HireRight, which shares some important do’s and don’ts that will help make your resume robot-friendly…

 

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