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How to dodge the recruitment screening robot!

How to dodge the recruitment screening robot Robots are commonly used among top companies to vet job applications before passing contenders to hiring managers for further consideration.  The robot software is known as an applicant tracking system (ATS) and it's used by about 95% of Fortune 500 companies and many online job boards. But it's possible to outsmart ATS algorithms by making the most of keywords and establishing a rapport with the company.  Your dream job, say as a Google programmer or a  globe-trotting wine taster , appears in a posting online. You submit a resume and a week goes by — no response. After two or three more, still nothing. The simmering distress boils over as you realize that a response will never come, and you'll never know why. "Don't take it personally," a friend tells you over drinks. The advice sounds canned but is quite literally correct: A robot likely read and rejected your application. The robot is actually software known as a