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Resume-writing tips to help you get past the AI gatekeepers

To avoid getting caught by the resume sifter, job seekers should understand the new systems, which have been spreading to more industries and positions

March 20, 2021 / 03:52 PM IST
More companies than ever are using software to screen their mountains of job applications, so getting seen by a human recruiter takes some effort. (Kailey Whitman/The New York Times)

More companies than ever are using software to screen their mountains of job applications, so getting seen by a human recruiter takes some effort. (Kailey Whitman/The New York Times)

Julie Weed

It was inevitable: When companies made it simple to apply for a job online, applications poured in. To wade through this ever-rising tide of resumes, human resources departments are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence systems to pluck out the candidates deemed to be good fits. So while applying may be as easy as a mouse click, that resume is much more likely to be screened out into oblivion than end up in front of a recruiter.

To avoid getting caught by the resume sifter, job seekers should understand the new systems, which have been spreading to more industries and positions.

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