How to Get a Job? Beat the Machines
|June 11, 2012||Posted by admin under DIRECT - Target/Resume|
How to Get a Job? Beat the Machines By Peter Cappelli |
How sophisticated are the algorithms used to parse job applications for the right attributes? Mightily so, but they are capricious, too. This Beat-the-Software advice, culled from various experts, should serve as a warning shot across the bow of employers and would-be employers equally. Does anyone benefit from a hiring process that turns on such small distinctions?
1.Don’t use headers or footers. They jam most parsing algorithms.
2.Customize each résumé based on language used in the job description.
3.Use conventional formats.
5.Submit your résumé in text format. While .pdf might be convenient, MS Word generally ensures the least parsing errors.
6.Never use graphics.
7.Include your postal address.
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