Quantcast
Viral Hack: This Genius Tip Will Get Your Resume Noticed ASAP
Shutterstock

Viral Hack: This Genius Tip Will Get Your Resume Noticed ASAP

TikTok may have officially helped us crack the code.

Workin' Girl

Applying for jobs in a highly competitive, digital world is the pits. We all know this by now. Standout resumes that sit in a pile of thousands upon thousands, can feel very discouraging to us mere applicants, maybe even at times preventing us from actually applying.

And we can contribute most of this to companies such as Indeed, or varying similar internal job portals, who use applicant tracking systems (ATS), or basically a system that ranks resumes according to how many keywords they contain, all based on qualifications deemed necessary for the job. Resumes with fewer keywords are less likely to appear at the top of the pile, making applicants who submit them less attractive as candidates. And usually, if you don't hear anything back, it's likely has to do with the fact that your resume wasn't picked up by the system.

Un. Til. Now. 

On Feb. 22, TikTok user @robco339 shared a hack that (allegedly) has us beating this funky ATS system at its own game.

The hack is simple: Copy the qualifications listed in any given job listing and paste them at the bottom of your resume in white text. Save the resume as a PDF, submit it, and, boom, you're done.

He explains in detail:

"OK, here's a quick tip to get your resume at the top of the pile. What you want to do is you want to copy and paste all of the qualifications that they say you need online, you want to post those on the bottom of your resume, right. Miniaturize it, post it at the very bottom. Then what you want to do, is make the lettering white, so that you can't see it. Then, you save your resume as a PDF, so no one can click on it and highlight it."

He continues:

"What that does, when you send your resume in, their algorhitym will pick your resume first because you have all of the qualifications. They won't be able to see that you have all of those qualifications and it's exactly what they have on the website because it's all white."

And if you're like me, right now you're probably like:

Needless to say, the comments went up in flames.

Some realized it went over a few heads:

Some shared their success:

Others weren’t impressed:

And even expressed caution:

Recruiters came to weigh in:

But overall, most just want a chance:

Since posting, the video has racked over 110K likes with no sight for slowing down. Do you plan to try this hack?

Watch the full video here.

--

Are you a member of our insiders squad? Join us in the xoTribe Members Community today!

Featured image by Shutterstock

Your October 2022 Horoscopes Are All About Finding Flow & Alignment

October is a month of balance. With some energy moving direct and some energy moving retrograde, there is a middle ground to find this month between what is unfolding and what you are letting go. The month begins with Mercury officially moving out of retrograde and going direct in Virgo. Mercury this month is cleaning house and sprucing things up after the somewhat tyrant energy it’s brought over the past few weeks. Now that Mercury is direct, there is less interruption when it comes to daily flow and plans, and this is a good month to start setting things into motion.

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
The Myth Of The Sex Drive & How Libido Changes From Your 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s

No one prepared me for how horny I would be in my late 30s. All the elders in my life prepared me for random chin hairs, weight gain, and menopause but no one said a mumbling word about my sex drive. Something happens the closer you get to forty. I went from wanting sex here and there to wanting it all the damn time. Is there a support group for this? I can’t be the only one who has the sex drive of the Energizer Bunny. Upon my research to figure out why I felt like a cat in heat, I discovered several theories surrounding women and our sex drives–including one that says the concept of having a sex drive is a myth altogether.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive: Da’Vinchi On Protecting His Peace & Why He Prioritizes Mindset Over Looks In Dating

Da’Vinchi has appeared in many television series such as All American and Grown-ish but it was his role in BMF as Terry Flenory that helped propel his career forward. Since starring in BMF, he made his Broadway debut with Thoughts of a Colored Man and is currently shooting an undisclosed movie in Vancouver. The 26-year-old actor is beginning to see the fruits of his labor and so it’s hard to imagine that he almost went in a different direction. Da’Vinchi spoke with xoNecole’s Dana Blair for our xoMan series about acting, being a sapiosexual, and protecting his peace.

Keep reading...Show less
Black woman with an afro and tube top laughing

If you have been on social media for any significant amount of time this year you may have come across women saying that they are in their “villain era.” For these women, being a villain means embracing the negativity and judgment from others that comes when you say “no” to people, and living your life unapologetically. For them, being a villain means letting the chips fall where they may when you no longer allow other people’s ideas about you to restrict you from living the life that you want and deserve.

Keep reading...Show less
Niecy Nash Says Her Relationship With Jessica Betts Is The First Time She Has Felt 'Fully Seen'

When Niecy Nash-Betts announced she was married to musician Jessica Betts, many people were surprised. The Emmy-nominated actress has a history of dating only men and was even married twice prior to meeting her wife. However, Niecy has become an example of the saying “love is love” and she and Jessica have been open about their relationship ever since.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
Latest Posts