Companies of all sizes have used applicant tracking systems (ATS) to manage their job postings and applicants since the 1990s. Since then, many new companies (including Recruiterbox) have entered the market aiming to leave the old, clunky feel of the ’90s-era systems behind and bring about a fresh experience to both candidates and companies.
What is Recruiterbox?
Recruiterbox was founded in 2009 and offers a clean and user-friendly interface. It is mainly used by small-to-medium-sized businesses and allows teams to collaborate throughout the hiring process and automatically distribute job postings to Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job sites.
Companies That Use Recruiterbox
- Ministry of Supply
- Super Stars Literacy
- Twice as Nice Recruiting
- The Arc
- SPN Solutions
- The State of Maine
- Quality Ironworks
- Wolfram Alpha
How to Identify Recruiterbox
Some companies hide which ATS they use, but oftentimes you can identify the specific ATS right in the URL, like this: https://ministryofsupply.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk03d67/
Other companies, like simplehuman and Wolfram Alpha, mask their url. If it’s not in the URL, some clues that you’re using Recruiterbox are:
- A simple, one-page application
- The option to upload your resume in any file type
- Customized text fields
- “Submit application” button
If a company doesn’t stylize their application, this is generally what Recruiterbox will look like.
1. Keyword Search
Recruiterbox uses “word stemming” in its search results to create some flexibility when it comes to your resume keywords. For example, when we searched the term “project manage,” Recruiterbox returned results for words and phrases like:
- Project manager
This means that you should still include keywords in your resume and cover letter, but you don’t have to spend as much tailoring them to what’s exactly on the job description.
Recruiterbox does not automatically score or rank applications like some ATS such as Taleo. However, recruiters can still manually score candidates out of five stars using a “Job Relevance Score” so they can keep track of who their top picks are. They can then filter candidates by this score.
This means that you should still make your resume visually appealing to recruiters and include skills and keywords relevant to the job in order to stand out.
3. Social Profiles
You may have heard that companies look you up on social media, but Recruiterbox takes it one step further. There is a “social footprint” feature within the ATS that scrubs popular social media sites for your profile using the email address you provided in the application, and aggregates them on the applicant profile for a complete view of the candidate’s personal brand. These sites include but are not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, GitHub, Foursquare, and AngelList.
Recruiters have the option to turn on the Social Footprint feature.
Social sites are gathered within each applicant’s candidate profile. Clicking on these icons will take you to the social media profiles.
Jobscan’s ATS Tip Feature
To get more ATS-specific tips and take your resume optimization to the next level, check out Jobscan’s “ATS Tip” feature. This feature can match the ATS with the specific company you’re applying to and provide additional tips on how to tailor your resume to the ATS.