Most people when writing resumes are trying to impress the recruiter or Human Resource professional with their experience, education and personal skills. However, most resumes are reviewed now by artificial intelligence-powered software. It is a little harder to impress. Forbes brought this interesting topic to us in their article, “How To Write A Resume That Passes The Artificial Intelligence Test.

Very similar to how search engine optimization works for websites, Application Trackers and other similar programs use natural language processing to sort through resumes. A program can score a resume according to a candidate’s fit for the job. The program does so largely by searching for keywords and linked phrases within the resume itself.

So as you prepare your next resume, use keywords found within the job posting. These keywords are usually the knowledge, skills and abilities a company is looking for in the ideal candidate, and often include the duties of the job.

Melody K. Smith

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