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The 3 keys to ensure your resume gets past screening filters

Added 09-15-21 03:14:02am EST - “Applicant tracking systems are used by firms to sift quickly through resumes. Simple formatting and keywords will ensure your resume gets read.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “The 3 keys to ensure your resume gets past screening filters”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

If you find yourself sending out dozens of resumes every week but you're still finding your inbox is empty, it's possible your resume is being filtered out by a type of software called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

The use of these systems is on the rise, as companies attempt to filter out unsuitable resumes. 

The problem is that 43% of resumes don't pass the minimum requirements of the ATS, a study by TopResume found. They either didn't recognize the resumes or couldn't read their format, so they were discarded. 

"Knowing how to work with these systems is critical," job coach Stacey Perkins warns CNBC Make It. 

The career coach outlined several essential steps to help ensure your resume gets through to human hands.

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