Job application algorithm systems – the WORST! Do you really know what’s going on when you upload your resume into an algorithm based HRM system? If you don’t, you’re missing a major piece to the puzzle, and this can explain a lot of why you’re losing traction.
Let’s explore what really goes into what happens when you deal with job application algorithm systems, such as uploading your resume into WorkDay (a human resources management tool), which operates just like any other HRM tool (algorithm-based).
1) Let’s remember that these job application algorithm system tool is designed for the employer – not you. You are doing them a favor by uploading this file to their system. Your upload is helping them to start digitally digesting it. So, are you putting your best competitive technical game up?
2) You are given the option to upload any kind of file you want. What you likely don’t realize is, the type of file actually does matter. Keep uploading whatever you want, uninformed, and you’re doing yourself a disservice by not submitting the most competitive file type. It matters.
3) Do you know what data parsing is? If you don’t, you’re largely behind. This whole exercise is designed around one simple technical advantage: data parsing. Does your resume know how to be competitive for making the data parse part of this to your advantage? If not, you have work to do.
4) They’re telling you that 5MB is the max file size. What they’re not telling you is that if your file size is anywhere near this, you’re not a competitive candidate. What’s your file complexity look like? 5MB? This needs work if you’re nearing this file size. The approach should be lean (this ties back to data parsing)
Stop shooting yourself in the foot and putting low-quality, technically weak resumes through these systems. Remember, WorkDay, and other HRM’s are beast systems not designed for the candidate. Fail to bring the competitive edge and you’ll never make it.