Tips for a resume in our brave new world

“These algorithms scan for keywords, so it’s important to know what an employer is looking for and to tailor your resume for the job. Here are a few quick tips to make your resume stand out when a computer is reading it: Find the most important skills listed in the job post and make sure to use the same wording in your resume. Try to use each keyword more than once.
Use standard fonts so that you can be sure that computers can read your resume easily
Focus less on pedigree and more on accomplishments-algorithms are trained to spot unlikely candidates that would normally be missed by human HR representatives. Therefore, they usually do not put too much weight on undergraduate and job prestige.”

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