Through job matching platforms and artificial intelligence-driven games and interviews, companies increasingly rely on artificial intelligence to simplify the recruitment process. But some job seekers feel frustrated and misunderstood about these technologies.
Malika Devaux is a student Hope plan, A non-profit organization based in Brooklyn that provides vocational training. Devaux is looking for a job, and we asked her to complete a 90-second personality test to evaluate the candidate’s five personality traits.
Her results show that she is pragmatic and carefree, but Dewo does not agree with the interpretation of her personality by artificial intelligence. She found the test confusing. “I think [this test] It will make me lose the opportunity to get this position, or lose an opportunity that makes me shine,” she said.
So, when you apply for your next job, how do you make the algorithm work for you?
In the latest episode of the MIT Technology Review podcast “In the machine we trust,” We asked professional and job matching experts about practical tips on how to succeed in the job market that is increasingly affected by artificial intelligence.
Abandon the traditional advice on resumes. Instead of choosing a unique design or color scheme and including a strong job description, focus on making it as simple and clear as possible, saying Ian Segal, Co-founder and CEO Post Code Recruitment.
“Traditional wisdom will kill you in your job search,” Siegel said. “You want the simplest and most boring resume template you can find. You want to write like a caveman with the shortest, clearest text.”
Siegel said that in most cases, when candidates apply for a job, their resumes will first be processed by the automated applicant tracking system (ATS). In order to increase your chances of entering the interview, you should submit a resume that AI will accurately explain.
Siegel said, use short descriptive sentences to help artificial intelligence parse your resume. List your skills clearly. If possible, please provide details about where you learned them and when you used them, as well as any license or certification numbers that can verify your expertise. “You want to be declarative and quantifiable because the software tries to figure out who you are and decide whether you will be placed in front of humans,” he said.
And don’t be discouraged to apply for jobs that require more experience than you, as long as you meet some of the qualifications in the job description.
“If you have any of the listed skills, I hope you apply for it,” Siegel said. “Let the algorithm decide if you are a good match, and they will sort you to the top or bottom.”
Create multiple versions of resumes. Once you simplify your resume for AI, you may worry that you have ruined its flow and readability.So prepare another version for manual review, say Gracie Sakisian, Interim executive director New York University Career Center.
“Some students told me,’I did what you asked me to do. I made sure my resume was full of keywords. Now it sounds a bit like a cheesy marketing document,'” Sarkissian said. She told them to make another one, with a personalized design and format, and send it by email or hand it to the hiring manager during the interview.
Sarkissian said that you should also revise your resume to reflect the description of each job you applied for. Each job posting contains keywords that the potential employer’s ATS may be used to prioritize candidates. Choose some experiences that suit you and sprinkle them on your resume.