Employers are increasingly using the power of recruiting robots. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are now a major factor job seekers face before getting hired.
So what are these recruiting robots looking for on your resume?
Tell us if this sounds familiar… You’ve found the perfect job, you’ve spent days injecting your resume with high-impact action verbs and evidence-backed accomplishments, and you’re confident about your chances. Ready to put your best foot forward, you loop back to the job posting in search of the recruiter’s email address, only to find a blue “apply now” button in its place. You take the bait—you’ve come this far, after all—and realize you’ve run full speed into job hunter purgatory: the applicant tracking system. This is actually a pretty common scenario: For most of us, the applicant tracking system doesn’t cross
Remember that job application you filled out about three weeks ago? You probably have not gotten a call back about it. Why?
Because chances are, your application was not reviewed by a real person. Today, companies large and small are using more technology, particularly applicant tracking systems (ATS)
Here at Jobscan, we published an article about how to make the best possible impression in the ten seconds it takes recruiters to decide whether your resume is destined for the dustbin.
But that advice only applies to those job applicants fortunate enough to have their resumes looked at by actual human beings – a rare occurrence, indeed.