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8 Facts About ATS Job Seekers Must Know


Many job applicants and resumes must first survive the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before a live person even looks at them.

To find out how to get your resume found within Applicant Tracking Systems, so that it can then go on to the real human beings who will call you for interviews, read on…   

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What Really Happens When You Submit a Resume Online

How Resumes Really Get Read

You find your dream job online. You know you’re a perfect fit for this company. You submit a carefully crafted resume exactly as requested. Now, the magic happens… right?

Well, maybe not.

This infographic from the Wall Street Journal shows us exactly what happens after your resume is submitted the old-school way (through a job board, the organization’s career site, etc.) And the picture isn’t pretty…   

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These 5 Resume Formatting Tips Help You Beat the ATS

Applicant tracking

Many job seekers understand they need to use targeted keywords in their resume to be chosen for consideration by an applicant tracking system (ATS). Fewer, though, are aware of the importance of their formatting choices.

Specifically, which formats work best so your resume sails past the ATS, and into the recruiter’s hands?   

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7 Things You Must Know About Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Applicant Tracking Systems

Here at Jobscan, we published an article about how to make the best possible impression in the ten seconds it takes recruiters to decide whether your resume is destined for the dustbin.

But that advice only applies to those job applicants fortunate enough to have their resumes looked at by actual human beings – a rare occurrence, indeed.    

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Meet the Robots That Really Read Your Resume [Infographic]


You thought a human actually reviewed your resume? In most cases… you would be wrong.

Given this reality, you need to work hard to ensure your resume makes it through the ATS and gets into the recruiter’s hands. To help get you started in the right direction, take a look at this infographic from HireRight, which shares some important do’s and don’ts that will help make your resume robot-friendly…

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Build a Better Resume: Ignore These 5 “Rules”


Many of the “rules” have changed.

Technological advances and the economic downturn have combined in recent years to create a significant effect on what works, and doesn’t work, as you job search.

Resumes are no exception…   

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