When applying to jobs, many people forget that many applications are sorted through robots before reaching an employee at the company. Both CV Library’s “Six Ways to Ensure Your CV Beats the ATS Robots” and The Muse’s “How to Get Your Resume Past the ATS Robots” highlight great tips on how to get a resume past picky robots. Both articles emphasize the importance of using standard keywords on your resume that fit the job description. CV Library adds another important point, advising that instead of using vague titles such as “brand warrior”, one should write “marketing manager” or “brand manager” depending on the job you are applying to, gearing more towards the job description. The articles also stress using spell check and keeping the formatting of the resume simple, therefore increasing the chances that it will be passed onto a real worker. These articles offer great advice that people often do not consider when applying to a job.
“Six Ways to Ensure Your CV Beats the ATS Robots | CV-Library.” Career Advice, 27 Sept. 2017, www.cv-library.co.uk/career-advice/cv/six-ways-ensure-cv-beats-ats-robots/.
Slack, Mark, and Erik Bowitz. “How to Get Your Resume Into Human Hands.” Free Career Advice, The Muse, 11 Aug. 2017, www.themuse.com/advice/beat-the-robots-how-to-get-your-resume-past-the-system-into-human-hands.
by Shannon Donnelly – UMass