How to Get Online Applications Past the Bots

Online applications are an increasingly common barrier for access to a growing number of jobs.  Even when clients have the skills to accurately complete on-line applications and the qualifications to be competitive for the position, they seldom get any response.  This is frustrating, demotivating and can result in longer delays in finding a job.

One reason has to do with the way most online applications are processed by a ‘bot’ also called a robot or Applicant Tracking System. produced this great infographic that explains how bots work and how to increase the chances of making it past initial application screens.  Although the infographic focuses on resumes, the use of key words is also applicable to online applications.  Read the entire original post here.

Consider using this infographic as a handout for clients with the appropriate English and computer skills.


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