Online prescreening is a popular alternative to having a costly team of people sift through the countless rÃ©sumÃ©s submitted daily. In fact, a Rocket Hire survey found thatÂ 95% of companies that make between 151 and 500 hiring decisions a year use a software screening tool.Â That means your rÃ©sumÃ© has to look good toÂ software whereas you are likely preparing your rÃ©sumÃ© for a person. These electronic gatekeepers or prescreening tools are looking for keywords. They scan your rÃ©sumÃ© to see if you include the keywords they are programed to find. This is why customizing your rÃ©sumÃ© for each job you apply to is so important. A generic rÃ©sumÃ© is simply unable to relate to a specific job description.
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