Business: The role of AI in recruiting

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April 5, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor:

Did you know that back in the day, people who applied for jobs used to send their cover letters and resumes by snail mail? Fast forward to today, where our existing software is smart enough to sift and pull relevant information from our application materials to an employer’s portal.

Technology has not only accelerated for the ease of the job hunter, but also for the employer. Recruiters are frequently utilizing AI to source, screen, and even engage with candidates. Here’s what you can do to stay on top of it in your internship and job search:

  • Many recruiters frequently use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to keep job postings and applications organized. ATS will parse through resumes and filter those that move forward from those that will be left behind. What this means for you is to utilize keywords found in job postings in both your resume and cover letter; demonstrate critical thinking to highlight the most relevant experiences that will align yourself with the job and the company. Check out this article for more tips (new window) as well as this one from Muse (new window).
     
  • Make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated! Recruiters will utilize AI to scour LinkedIn for candidates. Put yourself in a good position to be noticed by making sure you have an About Me section that highlights your interests and passions. Make sure to also fill out the Experience and Skills & Endorsements sections as well.
     
  • You’ll find that more and more firms will have chatbots that may nudge you throughout the application process. They exist to “nurture” a candidate, meaning they’re there to keep you engaged as a candidate. Feel free to utilize them by asking questions; they may also ask you some in return. You can read this post to learn more (new window).

Don’t worry – no application and hiring process is without a human touch and there are many things that AI cannot replace. However, studying up and understanding where it comes into play will help you put your best foot forward.

Sincerely,
Julia

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How to land a job by tailoring your résumé and cover letter to appeal to bots (new window)
From Fast Company
 More than ever, AI has been embedded into the job search process, from sifting through your resume for keywords and numbers to listening to your recorded interviews for strong action verbs. Read through this article to learn more.

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