You fill out the personal information on an application. You upload your resume. So all that’s left to do is hit the ‘Apply Now’ button, right?
Wrong! Now, the application process is asking you to upload the exact same information contained in your resume, section by section, into the online form. Why do you need to follow this time-sucking, soul-crushing process? Because, ultimately, it makes the employer’s life easier. Not your life. Theirs.
It’s call an Applicant Tracking System, or ATS. Specifically, it is the resume parsing section of the ATS many employers use to filter out their online candidates. In other words, the time you invest submitting your resume section by section… saves the employer time.
All is not lost, however. A candidate that learns how to use this system to their advantage can actually gain a significant edge. And this infographic from ResumeHacking.com shows you exactly how to do that.
Pay close attention. Then use these techniques to beat the job boards… even with a boring resume.