You’ve finally found it! The perfect position. You’re qualifications and experience are a perfect match, plus it’s in the industry you’re passionate about! You send off your resume and application, and eagerly await a response from the HR personnel. But nothing comes. What could have gone wrong?
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) could have stood in your way. Oh, you’re not familiar with ATS? Well, you should be because this could be either detrimental to your job search or beneficial. When companies utilize ATS they have an automated process of filtering resumes. If yours has formatting issues, or perhaps doesn’t contain the right keywords, it can be tossed to the discard pile before it ever even reaches human eyes. Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure you understand ATS so that you can outsmart them and get one step closer to your dream job!
Best of luck defeating the bots!