Author Allison Jones

Former Editor and Creator of Idealist Careers, a publication of Follow me on Twitter @ajlovesya.

Job Search tracking

You’re not sure if your resume will ever make it past the robots—also known as the applicant tracking system (ATS)—that many organizations use to screen applicants. It’s easy to appeal to a human, but what on earth can you say to a machine?

Find Your Passion fail

Exploration is a big part of finding your passion; you have to try different things, in different settings, in order uncover what you love. However, while exploring you also risk failing, which we tend to avoid. In this way, could a fear of failure hold us back?

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