Beating the recruitment machines
Very interesting article from the BBC about online CVs and how to optimise your CV:
Many of the biggest companies in the world are using software to recruit their workforce, so how can you beat the odds in the most competitive job market in history?
If you take the time to fill in a job application, you might think someone would at least have the courtesy to actually look at it.
But as more and more job applications are made online, companies are increasingly turning to computer programs to help manage the load.
This means it’s as likely as not it won’t be someone vetting you – but something.
These programs, called applicant tracking systems, scan your CV to decide whether you move on in the process or fall at the first hurdle.