As more and more job applications are made online, companies of all sizes are increasingly turning to computer programs to help manage the load.
These programs, called applicant tracking systems, scan your CV to decide whether you move on in the process or fall at the first hurdle.
This BBC article investigates the best way to construct an application that recruitment software will like and the pitfalls to avoid. Can you second guess the search criteria and beat the machine?
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