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Job applicants are battling AI résumé filters with a hack

By Danielle Abril

24 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

informed Summary

  1. The practice of "white fonting" has gained renewed interest among job seekers. This involves copying a list of relevant keywords or the job description, pasting it into a résumé, and changing the font color to white. The aim is for AI bots or digital filters in applicant tracking systems to read the white text and surface the résumé for human review.

This 10-second résumé hack purports to help you land your next job.

Some social media influencers swear by it. They say it helps you get past the first screening when an artificial intelligence bot or digital filter might scan résumés and look for keywords.

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