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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 […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

Applicant Tracking Systems on Candidate Experience (CandX). iCIMS, Greenhouse, and CATS respond.

Do ATS Care About Applicants? iCIMS, Greenhouse, CATS Weigh In

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) serve as an intermediary between job seekers and a company’s hiring personnel. As a result, ATS and the people who make them are caught in the middle. On one hand, ATS are an essential tool for hiring companies trying to sort through a mountain of applicants. On the other, they’re an […]

What are the top applicant tracking systems?

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Used by Hiring Companies

For thousands of people stumped by their lack of job search success, learning about applicant tracking systems is a major “Aha!” moment. But even after recognizing that they’re slipping through the cracks of these deeply flawed software, it can be tough to do battle against such a vague, nebulous obstacle. So let’s add some context and […]

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 […]

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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.com, more […]

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8 Applicant Tracking System Secrets You Need to Know

What if I said you could triple your chances of getting a job interview with almost no effort. At Jobscan, we’ve found that job seekers who use applicant tracking system keywords within their resumes can triple their chances of getting an interview. This post includes what you need to know about ATS and writing an ATS resume. […]

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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 […]

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Why “Close Enough” Doesn’t Cut it for Resume Keywords

We’ve all done less than perfect work at some point in our lives. Whether submitting a vague high school English essay or only slightly braking at a stop sign, sometimes “close enough” is sufficient. One place that’s not the case, though, is submitting your resume in today’s job market. Using the right resume keywords is a […]

How to beat ATS

The 6 Simplest Tips to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

Are you having trouble with your job search? The problem could be applicant tracking systems (also called “resume screeners”). Jobscan has you covered with the six simplest tips job seekers should absolutely use to beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)! (What is an applicant tracking system?) 1. Use standard resume headings There are several different acceptable ways to phrase […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems Uncovered: The Resumator

The modern job market exists largely online: you search for jobs online, you apply for jobs online, and you can even get interviewed for jobs online. On the other side of the search, recruiters post jobs, receive replies, and review applicants online. Employers of all sizes today do this using a software called an applicant […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems: What Resume Parsers Look For in Resumes

Ever wonder what happens to your resume after you submit it online? It would be nice to say it is sent directly into a hiring manager’s hands for review. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. After you click “submit,” your resume is whisked away into the company’s applicant tracking system (ATS), a recruiting software used by 90 […]