Here's how to write a future proof resume that can impress the machines and help you land that perfect job

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Pretty soon it will be machines going through your resume and deciding whether you are fit for the job or not. There was a time when the art of resume writing could camouflage weaknesses and also over emphasize our strengths. However, the intelligent algorithms use machine learning to effectively normalize the impact of language discrepancies and ensure a like-to-like comparison between candidates.

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While the basics of resume writing is the same, it is important that certain fine tuning be done in the algorithm era as these algorithms read all the jobs digitally posted on IoT and match them to all the resumes also digitally available on IoT in a bidirectional optimal manner which means it can efficiently match best job for a candidate and best candidate for a job. Some of the Global corporations have been using these products for over a year with extraordinary results and algorithms have already reached automatch accuracy of above 75%.

So it’s about time you give your resume a future ready makeover, here’s some help from Spire TalentSHIP to help you impress the machines with your future proof resumes.



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Stick to usual English words

Stick to usual English words

Since algorithms crawl data while reading resumes, their ability to comprehend is restricted by the machine ability to read English. Hence avoid using rare or complicated English words

Save your resume in generic software

 Save your resume in generic software

Word documents & PDF are generally accepted document as is any XML convertible file.

Specify all your skills

Specify all your skills

Quite often humans understand the context of the applicant during the process of selection. Certain advanced AI algorithms are also contextually intelligent which can identify skills even if they are missed on the resume. But a lot others are not so advanced so make sure you do not omit any skills.

Avoid exaggeration

Avoid exaggeration

Note that all your resume will be compared to other similar candidates, hence any extra claims can label you as a braggart or statistically put, an outlier (exception) thereby removing you from consideration set.

Do your research before applying

Do your research before applying

Today companies do advanced prescriptive analytics to compare candidates and hence it is important for you to do your research and apply to the right job. Your chances of selection are enhanced as much by your skill fitment to the job as your interaction with the hiring manager. Make sure you are engaged and appear engaged by responding to their mails and reading through company collateral.

Update your social footprint

Update your social footprint

Ensure that the facts mentioned in your resume are the same as what is updated in your linkedin/ facebook profile.
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