Please check out this fantastic article by Wealth of Geeks I was fortunate enough to be featured in as a contributor – Resume Checking Software Is on the Rise – Here Is How To Beat the Bots

As the world returns to work, crafting the perfect resume has never been more critical.

However, staying ahead of the curve could help you stand out and defeat the bots that are more likely than not going to be reading your resume. An influx of new websites offering AI-supported resume checking software might become a requirement for anyone wishing to reenter the workforce.

With remote work now a fixture of our society, many Americans are returning to work in a unique way: from home. For those without a job, the hunt for work has been made easier by legitimizing remote work models. Job seekers could apply for work in other states, other time zones, and countries.

Expanded access to job opportunities also makes the hunt for employment more competitive, and the proper resume could make the most significant difference. Unfortunately, 75% of resumes aren’t even read by a human, so making sure you stand out is more about appealing to the bots which scan your resume rather than a hiring manager or a recruiter.

A piece of software scans most resumes called an applicant tracking system or ATS. Since most companies use this software, it was only a matter of time before resume-checking software entered the game.

My response?

✔️ What About the Human Touch?

“While automation is not going anywhere, I’m always an advocate of having the human touch when it comes to resume writing,” says Matthew Warzel, the president of the resume-writing firm MJW Careers.

Mr. Warzel has worked in recruitment, outplacement, career coaching, and resume writing for the past fifteen years. He is hesitant to give too much power to this new software. “No software can output personal and customized statements for each client,” he says.

“Sure, they can take a bunch of canned statements and weave in the most specific to the targeted role of the client, but that won’t have as much of an effect when done by a professional human.”

Will the bots replace hiring managers altogether? Or are we heading towards a future hybrid model for job applications?

The robots may be cheaper, but experts like Mr. Warzel still believe humans do it better.

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Resume Checking Software Is on the Rise – Here Is How To Beat the Bots

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