With over 7% of the population unemployed, the job market is very competitive. On average, 144 people apply for each entry-level position posted and 89 people for each professional level position. That’s a lot of work for recruitment teams, so the majority of large companies and half of the mid-sized organizations are letting robots lighten their loads. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) scan applications for keywords, dates, titles, and other critical information, eliminating 75% of the lesser qualified candidates (and sometimes highly qualified candidates who didn’t have a robot-friendly résumé.)
How can you be sure the robots won’t kick your résumé to the curb? Allow HireRight to help you optimize your résumé for ATSs in the easy to follow infographic below. You may have to throw out some of the outdated CV-building techniques you’ve learned in the past, but with helpful new upgrades, you will be one step closer to landing the job of your dreams.