Growth through Talent

Navigating AI, Automation, and ATS: Your Winning Formula for Job Search Success

 29th Aug 2023


Welcome to a job hunt revolution!


The world of job applications has evolved, and it's time to arm yourself with the strategies that will give you the upper hand in this digital age.

From AI-powered selection processes to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) with eagle eyes, we're diving into actionable tips that will transform your job search.


Crack the ATS Code:


You've got your dream job in mind, but your CV needs to pass the ATS test before it even lands on a recruiter's desk. It's estimated that around 75% of resumes are never seen by human eyes, as they're filtered out by ATS algorithms. But fear not, there's a method to the madness!


Keyword Magic: Tailor your resume to the job description. Identify keywords and phrases in the posting and sprinkle them organically throughout your resume.


Formatting Simplicity: Keep your formatting clean and avoid fancy designs. ATS systems can struggle with complex layouts.


Avoiding Image Traps: Avoid using images or charts that could confuse the ATS. Stick to text.


Tailor Your CV: Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all resumes. Customise your CV for each application by aligning your skills and experiences with the specific job requirements.


Optimise Your Headings: Use standard headings like "Work Experience," "Education," and "Skills." This helps the ATS categorise your information accurately.


Check Your File Format: Save your resume as a PDF or a plain Word document to ensure compatibility with ATS. Avoid using formats that could result in formatting errors.


Quantify Achievements: When listing accomplishments, include numbers and percentages to quantify your impact. ATS algorithms appreciate measurable results.


Job hunting in the digital era is an exciting challenge. Working with a recruiter gives you that human edge and a good recruiter will have strong relationships with their clients and go along way to circumventing automated ATS systems. 


If you would like to know more, contact David Terry via


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