In Pictures: Get your resume past the robots - How to beat HR's mechanical gatekeepers

You have two options when it comes to beating the automated systems that filter resumes: you can go through them, or you can go around them.

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If you're looking for a job today, you have a nemesis, and it's a robot. More than 90 percent of large companies use an Applicant Tracking System, or ATS, to filter incoming resumes and winnow out only a few promising ones for HR to look at. And it's not just the huge, faceless corporations: one recent survey of hiring managers at small companies found that more that 80 percent use an electronic filtering process that delivers less than half of incoming resumes to them to look at with their biological human eyes. So how do you make sure that you get past the filter?

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