One of the most common frustrations I hear from job seekers, struggling in the job search, is that of online job boards and uncertainty as to where exactly they are sending their resumes. I’m not referring to email applications, but rather the built-in technology many companies are turning to, to handle their hiring process in place of humans.
If you’ve ever applied for a job using a company’s website, consisting of filling in question/answer fields and uploading your resume at some point, you’ve probably encountered this technology (and feeling of frustration).
Hiring via online job boards and application technology has become industry standard. For the job seeker, this means potentially getting lost in an application black hole before your resume even has a fighting chance! Therefore a smart job seeker today has to be aware of the technology that exists as well as robot-friendly ways around it.
So there you have it. The next time you find yourself in an online application situation, be sure your resume is ATS-ready so you can make it to the hiring manager inbox!
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