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Col Dona  Marie Iversen
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Oh yes! It is called Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Does it really work, ask 5 people and you will get 10 answers. The system scans a resume/CV for specific words per each position description. So one must read the job description and then re write their resume/CV to 'marry' the specific position they are interested in. Many pro & con articles have been written about these types of systems. A great resource is the postings/hints from the Recruiter group on LinkedIn. Most resumes are prescreened by these software applications before human eyes glance at them for a mere 30 seconds. Hope this info helps a bit.
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Capt Seid Waddell
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Edited 5 y ago
"...take as many keywords as you can, put them at the top and bottom of your document(s), color that text white. The keywords will not be seen by the naked eye but will be detected by the resume scanning device."

What a crafty idea. But what happens when a human actually reads the resume and doesn't find it to be appropriate?
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Capt Seid Waddell Exactly! I bleieve the author is referring to jobs that the applicant is qualified for, but gets lost in the quick delete button that HR personnel are now using to get through the hundreds of applications and resumes submitted online! Just a guess!
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TSgt Steve Waide
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Instead of just putting these words at the top of your document as it might affect the layout, it might be better to use in the header and footer of the document settings.
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