What are Knockout Questions?

Knockout Questions: How One Answer Can Tank Your Job Application

When applying for jobs online, most of us focus on crafting a perfect resume and writing a cover letter that will make an impression. However, there is another gatekeeper standing between you and a job interview that is less forgiving than either of those– knockout questions. What are knockout questions? Knockout questions are typically asked […]

How to spot an ATS applicant tracking system

How to Spot an ATS

Savvy job seekers know that their first step to getting an interview is optimizing their resume for applicant tracking systems, or ATS. Hiring managers are inundated with job applications for any online job listing. For many companies, ATS is a necessity that makes it possible to easily collect and filter large numbers of applicants. That […]

Why Resume KEywords Matter

Why Resume Keywords Matter

The accessibility of online job applications has bombarded hiring managers with more applicants than they can handle. That’s why most companies have turned to applicant tracking systems (ATS) to automate and simplify the vetting process. The downside? Many great job candidates are rejected sight unseen because they didn’t include strategic resume keywords. ATS Keyword Search Hiring […]

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The History of Applicant Tracking Systems

It’s hard to believe all the changes that have taken place in how people apply for jobs within the past 40 years. With the spur of the internet, applications moved quickly from classifieds and paper submissions to email and eventually online portals. With the facilitation of submitting job applications thanks to sites like Monster, more […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

How much do you know about applicant tracking systems? You may have heard that the first step to getting a job interview is making it past the stage where a recruiter glances at your resume and makes a split-second decision about whether to chuck your resume into the discard pile. But 90% of Fortune 500 […]

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Resume Templates To Get Past ATS

Not all resume templates are created equal, and not all are right for every job seeker or situation. Choosing the right resume format means weighing a number of considerations. The job you’re pursuing, the field you’re in, your work history, your skill set, and your location are just a few of the factors that can […]

How to Write a CV for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

First in an occasional series featuring a collaboration between Quint Careers and Jobscan, a service we support because of the wide knowledge gap among job seekers regarding preparing resumes for employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The series aims to tell you exactly what you need to know—with the help of Jobscan—about resume content and formatting to […]

Application Tracking System iCIMs

An Applicant Tracking System Uncovered: iCIMS

Savvy job seekers don’t just rely on the information readily available to them when looking for a new position. They hunt down information that will make them a competitive candidate. When applying to any large corporation, especially a Fortune 500 or otherwise desirable company, getting an edge on the competition can be the difference between […]