Tips for automated recruiting
Automated systems in the recruiting industry have become the norm, so that means applicants need to be prepared to deal with tracking systems, chatbots, and even AI that screens pre-recorded interviews. In this series, we will offer a few tips on how you can adapt to this new playing field.
Tip 1. Check your resume. The main point of a resume is to attract a recruiter enough so they take the next step and schedule a phone screen with you. Make sure you tailor your resume specifically for the job you are hoping to get. And make certain your resume is applicant tracking system (ATS) friendly- apply to positions that you are qualified for, include the right keywords and keep your resume format user-friendly.
AI is here to stay in the recruiting industry, so it’s wise to learn how you can work with it, not fight it.
Tip 2. Use ATS to your advantage. When you run into a pre-recorded interview scenario, chances are, the AI is going to ask common initial interview questions like, “Tell me about yourself,” or “Why would you be a good fit for this position?” Make sure you are prepared to talk about your present, past and future career goals. You can talk a little about what job position you are in currently, what it entails and if you’ve had any major accomplishments there. Then explain how you got where you are by mentioning previous experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Finally, you can talk about what it is that you are looking for and what you hope to find with this company.
AI in recruiting is beneficial but we cannot forget the power of human connections.
Tip 3. Don’t forget about the importance of human interaction. Always make sure to follow-up each interview with an email or phone call to say thank you. And if you haven’t heard from the recruiter or hiring manager in a week or two, its acceptable to follow up again with an email.