Job: How to beat recruiting AIs at their own game
If you’ve been looking for a new job for a while but it just doesn’t seem to bite, there may be a very good reason for it. Many job seekers fail at the application stage, when you submit your resume and cover letter, but receive no response.
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Studies have shown that 75% of recruiters or hiring managers use a recruiting or applicant tracking system (ATS) in their hiring process. This is software designed to analyze resumes and cover letters for specific keywords; the software removes those that do not match the job description.
So, if you haven’t added your keywords, an ATS system will likely automatically reject your application. Also considering that more than 98% of Fortune 500 companies use the ATS program to recruit new employees, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with this technology, to give your candidacy every opportunity.
A new complex for candidates
Now, a new layer of complexity emerges. In November last year, a leaked memo from Amazon, titled “Amazon confidential” and dated October 2021, revealed that the company had created an internal AI recruiting technology called Automated Applicant Evaluation. (AAE).
The role of AAE is to predict which candidates for certain job types will succeed in a particular role, and then offer them for interview, without the intervention of a human recruiter.
According to data from Mercer, 44% of companies are already using AI tools to identify the best candidates based on publicly available data, such as their social media profiles. In addition, 40% use this technology to screen and evaluate candidates during recruitment.
Time-crunched recruiters may miss out on large pools of qualified candidates. HR managers say that AI technology allows companies to streamline their recruiting practices because it can reduce costs, speed up the process, help identify more qualified candidates , and can often be integrated directly into ATS software.
Technology is constantly improving. The recent success of ChatGPT by AI company Open.ai has many in the industry sitting up and taking notes. Microsoft is now reportedly ready to invest $10 billion in the company as part of a seed round that will take Open.ai’s value to $29 billion.
Optimizing your application for AI
What can you do to make your resume pass the AI test? For starters, make sure it’s in the right format: avoid tables and graphs, as they can confuse some systems and cause sections of your resume to be skipped. Limit your resume to two pages, as many applicant tracking systems use a signal-to-noise ratio, which can work against you in a sparse, text-heavy document.
Check the exact title of the job description when listing your skills (hard and soft), education, and experience, as the software is trained to verify them. Also, ATS uses frequency as a factor, so the more often a skill or keyword appears, the more important it is.
AI-driven recruiting processes are clearly here, so now that you know what to expect in the 2023 hiring market, take a look at some of the roles currently available. You can also discover more on the NextPit Jobs page.
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For hundreds more opportunities with some of the biggest names in tech, visit the NextPit France Jobs page today.. This article was written by Kirstie McDermott.