We are moving to an increasingly automated world and it’s no surprise that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how we approach job applications, particularly with regards to creating our resumes
With AI playing a growing role in the recruitment process, it’s essential that you understand how this technology will impact your job application.
Explore with us how AI will change how we create our resumes for a job and what we can expect in the coming years.
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Summary: how AI will impact the way we create resumes
- The rise of AI-Powered Resume Builders
- More emphasis on keywords
- Objective language is more important than ever
- A greater emphasis on soft skills
- Resumes will need to be more concise
The rise of AI-Powered Resume Builders
AI-powered resume builders are already making it easier for job seekers to create a professional-looking resume without spending hours formatting it.
These tools analyse the job seeker’s work experience, education, and skills and generate a resume that’s optimised for the role you want to apply for.
These so called ‘AI-powered resume builders’ will help you with three things:
- Rewrite your experience in a better format such as our own Resume AI tool
- Make your resume more concise and to the point
- Align your resume with the job description of your desired role
Our Resume AI tool already helps with the first two bullet points and we will soon launch a new tool allowing you to check how well your resume is aligned with a job position.
More emphasis on keywords with AI
AI algorithms becoming more sophisticated, also give an advantage to recruiters. Recruiters will increasingly use these tools to sift through hundreds or even thousands of resumes.
To make sure your resume makes it through the initial screening process, it’s essential to include relevant keywords in your application.
Use AI-powered tools in order to analyse job postings and identify the most important keywords to include in your resume. Optimise your resume for the specific job that you’re applying for and increase your chances of getting noticed by recruiters.
Objective language is more important than ever
Resume screening tools using AI are designed to eliminate bias from the recruitment process. To achieve this, these tools prioritise objective language and measurable results over subjective statements.
You need to shift towards using objective language in your resume. This means focusing on concrete achievements.
For example: don’t use a statement such as ‘great communication skills’. Use specific examples and how you achieved results in your previous roles.
A greater emphasis on soft skills
Using objective language doesn’t mean you can’t talk about your soft skills. AI algorithms are becoming increasingly adept at identifying candidates with the right soft skills for a role.
This means you need to make sure your resume highlights your soft skills. Think: communication, teamwork, problem solving, …
You just need to make sure to write your soft skills objectively and with measurable and transferable results. Always provide clear concrete examples in order to stand out in this competitive job market.
Using measurable achievements to demonstrate these skills will be particularly important in catching the attention of AI-powered resume screening tools.
Resumes will need to more concise
With more candidates using AI-powered tools to create their resume, recruiters are increasingly overwhelmed by the amount of resumes they receive.
When it becomes easier to create a resume, you will be able to apply for more jobs. This means more resumes need to be screened.
Make sure your resume is concise and to the point. Recruiters won’t have the time to read lengthy resumes, so focus on your most important achievements and skills.
Highlight these in the first few sections of your application.
Using AI-powered tools to analyse job postings and identify the most important skills and qualifications required for a particular role will help you focus your resume on the most relevant information.
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