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How to Impress the Robots Reading Your Resume (Infographic)

Do you ever feel like you're sending out resumes into a black hole, never to be glanced over by another human being? You could be right about the human part.

According to research compiled by HireRight, 144 people apply for each entry level position, on average. To handle the tidal wave of resumes, companies are increasingly turning to applicant tracking systems that analyze keywords, dates, titles and other important information to quickly evaluate a candidate's eligibility.

Because this filtering technology screens out approximately 75 percent of applicants, in order to get your foot in the door you're probably going to have to impress the robot doorman.

For tips on building a robot-friendly resume check out the infographic below.

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How to Impress the Robots Reading Your Resume (Infographic)

 

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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