The Wall Street Journal explains the “job hunt black hole”, wherein you submit a resume to an online posting or corporate website and never hear about it again.
The article explains that when you send in your information, automated “Applicant Tracking Systems” (ATS) swallow and dissect your resume. It will only be seen by a live human being if it matches with specific keywords and skill categories determined by the software. If you’re lucky, you’ll get an automated email reply telling you that you’re in the system.
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Posted: March 8th, 2009 | Author: Headhunter | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: applicant tracking systems, HR, resume | No Comments »