Software is Deciding if Your Resume Gets Seen. Learn to Adapt.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are used by most employers to screen resumes and identify the most qualified applicants. Even Indeed and LinkedIn have their own built-in ATS. Resumes are scanned and stored in a database where algorithms (artificial intelligence or AI) are used to rank the resume based on how closely it fits the job description. The ATS is specifically looking for keyword matches from the job description.
A human decision maker may never see your resume if you are using the same version for every job application. Perhaps unfair, but companies may receive thousands or tens of thousands of applicants for each job opening. Learn how to optimize your resume for each position.