Before social media and the internet, a recruiter mostly had to rely on local newspapers, magazines, and their own network, hoping a qualified candidate would apply.
The internet has completely changed the game. From social media, to websites, and networking groups, it has never been easier to find a pool of qualified candidates.
On top of this, over 90% of large companies are using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These systems automatically analyze resumes and CV’s to surface candidates that best match the position.
What You Need to Know as a Candidate
Imagine in the old days, the worst thing that could happen is to have your resume on the bottom of the stack. The same applies digitally, so make sure your resume is optimized for ATS systems.
Use a tool such as Resume Worded, which essentially is a resume scanner. With this tool you can check how your resume is performing and gives you tips on what to improve. So, now you know how to make sure your CV won’t be in the dumpster, well, so to speak.