These days you have to use more than your writing skills for your resume to be seen. You need ninja-like precision and stealth to make it past the army of bots that sort your resume into a human hand or the digital dump. ATS (applicant tracking system) software makes it easier for companies to filter and vet resumes so HR can spend more time hiring and training top talent. Due to this, it is not as easy as it used to be to ensure your education, skills and years of service can be appreciated by your potential next gig. So, how does it work?

ATS reviews each resume, parses it and extracts information so it can assign a value to your content based on keywords you used (typically a score of 0-100%) that match the needs and requirements of the job description. It seems as if you need to put an action hero mask on, crack your knuckles and hope for the best as you engage this process head-on. Sadly, most of us don't make it through. But what if you knew how to smuggle your resume through to be evaluated by a human hiring agent?

A recent study by Preptel shows that three-fourths of all resumes never even get seen by human eyes. Because yours could be ranked so low, it is forever lost in a digital wasteland. The good news is this learning path can help! You can learn how to give the bots what they want while getting what you want.