Jobscan Reports: 98% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Taleo dominates the ATS market share.

Over 98% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant tracking systems, or ATS, are a type of software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring processes. There are hundreds of companies developing ATS software and each system offers a different package of features. That said, ATS are primarily used to help hiring companies collect and organize large numbers of […]

Resume Sections

Resume Sections: What You Need and Where You Need Them

Good resume design is all about ensuring that your most important skills, experience, and qualifications are easily understood by a recruiter or hiring manager. These days, that means your resume sections must make it easy for both human readers and the applicant tracking systems (ATS) they use. In order to do both, your resume sections and […]

3 ways the executive job search is changing via Noelle Gross

Noelle Gross: 3 Ways the Executive Job Search is Changing

After spending years ascending the corporate ladder and building your professional reputation, the last thing you expect to find at the top is a difficult executive job search. The unfortunate truth is that at the highest level, the job market is smaller, the competition is fierce, and the search for executive jobs takes longer as […]

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6 Ways Career Coaches are Adding Value with Jobscan

Career coaches and employment specialists have been using Jobscan’s resume and LinkedIn optimization tools for years to supplement their coaching and provide more value to their clients. We reached out to five coaches and specialists across North America to learn about the different ways they’re using Jobscan, whether it be a personal free or Premium account or enterprise-level […]

Ask Recruiters: How to Nail Your Email Responses and Phone Interview

Receiving direct contact from a recruiter is an exciting part of the job search and a welcome break from rejection notices and non-responses. Out of hundreds of applicants or thousands of LinkedIn profiles, the recruiter decided you were one of the few worth reaching out to– congrats! The next step is to validate their instincts. […]

Greenhouse ATS applicant tracking system

Greenhouse ATS: What Job Seekers Need to Know

A few notable applicant tracking systems (ATS) have roots going back to the 1990s– and it shows. One recruiter told Jobscan that they were stuck using a system that “reminds me of something in the Windows ’95 era.” Even as ATS companies update their software to keep with the times, many are dragging along old code that makes […]

Why do companies make you re-enter your resume information back into the online application?

Sick of Re-Entering Your Info After Uploading a Resume? Here’s Why Companies Do It

You’ve spent an hour or more painstakingly tailoring your resume. You researched the company, learned everything you could about the role, and perfectly optimized your resume for the job description. You click “Apply Now” and upload your resume. Done, right? Not so fast! Now re-enter your name and contact information. Re-enter every single job title, […]

Top resume tips and bad avice you probably shouldn't follow.

5 Popular Resume Tips You SHOULDN’T Follow

Most resume tips resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces of advice out there that could hurt more than they help. Use caution when it comes to these 5 resume tips: Resume Tip 1: Hide gaps or short-term gigs in your resume by removing exact dates […]