Your CV may be screened by bots, so keep it simple and specific
by Yip Wai Yee /
November 15, 2020
In this age of artificial intelligence, you can expect bots to be used when it comes to screening resumes. Use these tips to optimise your CV and increase your chances of selection by the bot in the initial round.
Try to include keywords to match the job description that you are applying for, whether it is a specific job title or certain skills. If you are applying for the role of an administrative assistant, and you have been an administrative assistant before, ensure that the job title is in your resume. If the job description is looking for someone with knowledge of specific software, name that software in your resume.
2. Avoid marketing fluff
Trendy terms such as “self-starter” and “specialised” mean nothing to a bot. Instead, list specific results or skills to qualify your expertise. For instance, instead of claiming that you are “flexible”, say that you “covered shifts for colleagues in other departments to help keep operations running successfully”.