Indiana University

Will human eyes read your resume?

DEAR JOYCE: I'm seriously thinking about taking advantage of this job-seeker friendly market and changing employers even though it means coming up with a new resume and all the work that entails. Some years ago I recall following the advice in your excellent "Resumes For Dummies" book and wondering if you plan to revise it? -- R.K.

Thanks, but no. "Resume bots have taken over this market," says Eric Johnson, director of Graduate Career Services at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Applicant tracking systems, which rapidly review resumes and narrow them down to a handful of applicants who are considered the best fits for a role, have had a huge...