Was it keywording perhaps? Heuristic scanning of resumes has become so widespread now, I wonder how it ever took off yet alone became popular.
There are even companies where you can get a monthly membership and they give you a list of keywords and employer's BOT is looking for in order to qualify resumes. Recruiters have also got software that places specific keywords in a search so that they can identify the 'cheaters' and nix their resumes from the list. It's just so low end and cheesy.
Initially I felt almost sorry for people looking for work via recruiters, as they would send off a gazillion resumes and get nothing for years. Knowing that the recruiting racket was...well, a racket, made me mad at recruiters and feel empathy for job seekers. Then my right minded reality hit hard and I thought that if they were too stupid to know how to market their skills, I wouldn't want to hire them anyway.
Having faith in recruiters, to me, is not that much different than having faith in religion. You hear of things that once occurred but have yet to see proof of it yourself. People tell you it works for them but you don't see it working for you.
The strong get ahead, the weak will always be weak, no matter how many times they went to school and no matter how many certs they paid for.
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