• Is your resume ready for Artificial Intelligence?

    Posted on September 24, 2014 by in Candidate tips

     

    You may have heard the term “Artificial Intelligence” or “AI”, possibly from a Sci-Fi film, but did you know it is now used in recruitment software to skill match you to a job? This process assists recruiters or hiring managers to reduce the time spent reading through applications to better select suitable candidates.

    So how do you make sure your resume is going to match?

    Before your resume is entered into the pool of applicants the software will “parse” by importing your information, such as name, address, email, current position etc. Once your details are parsed into the system, the software program will work to match words used on the job description with those on your resume. This defines the term “AI”.

    “AI” will search your resume for selection criteria such as experience, type of industry and number of years’ experience you have. The best way for your resume to be matched is through providing specific detail relating to your industry and role. Your resume will need to be neatly & simply formatted, with specific reference to your duties and industry terminology when describing your tasks. Don’t skim over the detail!

    If you are particularly interested in a position it may be best to examine your resume and see how many correlations there are between your resume and the words in the job advertisement and ask yourself, “are my skills a match and is my resume artificially intelligent?”