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Applying for job online? Let 'robots' assess you first

Some firms are setting loose automated recruiters that crawl the Web for the perfect hire, based on an algorithm

Published Sun, Apr 10, 2016 · 09:50 PM
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LIKE many recent college graduates, Ben Kim felt he was casting his resume into an abyss when he clicked "apply online" for the hundredth or so time. "The most common response was nothing," he said. That may be because, before capturing an emplo-yer's eye, job hunters in the digital age often have to get past a round of robots scanning their resume for keywords.

Although the business of hiring is still largely a manual process, employers are exper…

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