Beating the screeners

When applying for a new position and sending your CV, chances are the first reviewer will not be a human, it will be a screening bot.

A thesis I have had for most of my adult life is that everything (nearly) goes full circle.

In the early days of SEO, the quick dirty way to get your site ranked high in the search engines was to use a method known as ‘keyword stuffing’.

This basically mean’t filling your pages with relevant keywords written in the same colour as the background, so invisible to the human eye, but providing plenty of food for the search engines.

Well you guessed it, keyword stuffing your CV / resume is the current way to get past the screening bots & get your CV in front of an actual, real person.

Full circle.


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