ATS formatting mistakes for your resume

Don’t Make These ATS Formatting Mistakes

To understand why resume formatting matters to applicant tracking systems, you first need to understand how resumes move through ATS. Here’s how it works: After you submit your resume through an online application, it automatically lands in the ATS. Many systems then scan your resume, “parse” or pull out information, and rearrange your resume into […]

Applicant Tracking Systems - What you need to know

8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 98% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes a […]

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 (ATS)

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 […]

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, […]

How to beat Taleo ATS.

Taleo: 4 Ways the Most Popular ATS Ranks Your Job Application

Virtually all large employers utilize an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage their simultaneous job openings and high volumes of applicants. These systems make it possible for recruiters and hiring managers to comb through hundreds or thousands of applicants, but they’re not without their drawbacks. Resumes and applications that aren’t optimized for these systems might never see the […]

What is an applicant tracking system?

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a piece of software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring needs. While each system offers a different package of features, applicant tracking systems are primarily used to help hiring companies organize and navigate large numbers of applicants. After submitting countless job applications without hearing […]

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. Read […]

Applicant Tracking System Uncovered: Qandidate

An applicant tracking system, or ATS, is a software application used to store, sort, and search through resumes. There are many applicant tracking systems out there, all with different features and functions. This post provides an in-depth review of one particular ATS: Qandidate. Launched by Wouter Goedhart, Tycho van Paassen, and Remy Verhoeven in 2013, Qandidate is now used by […]

Applicant Tracking System Uncovered: SmartRecruiters

An applicant tracking system, or ATS, is a software application used by recruiters and hiring managers to store, sort, and search through resumes. There are numerous applicant tracking systems on the market, and they all function a bit differently. This post offers an in-depth look at one specific ATS: SmartRecruiters. SmartRecruiters, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded by Jerome […]