Recruiters are increasingly using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Talent Acquisition Systems (TAS) to help manage the overwhelming amount of resumes they receive. (Among job seekers, these tools are sometimes called the “resume black hole”).
Although this technology is a phenomenal help to recruiters, these tools sometimes accidentally weed out candidates who are qualified for the job opening.
Often, this accidental screening-out of otherwise qualified resumes is simply caused by resume formatting that isn’t compatible with the ATS and TAS software.
After speaking with a few IT professionals and recruiters, I compiled some tips on how to format your resume for the ATS: