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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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How to Use Jobscan: A Step-by-Step Guide

 Why Resume Optimization Matters The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and […]


Top Resume Formats You Need to Try

How can you be certain your job search process is not outdated? With the workplace evolving at a breakneck pace, it just makes sense that your resume should evolve, too. New resume formats are making it easier than ever to highlight the very best parts of your work experience. For one, the vast majority of resumes […]

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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, more […]


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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The Truth About Those Best Resume Keywords Lists Many Job Seekers Don’t Realize

It’s easy to Google for a laundry list of best resume keywords, best verbs to use on resume, best skills, etc., etc., etc. and then pick and paste. It seems a little too easy to be fruitful. Using these resume keywords may indeed capture the attention of hiring managers, but what many job seekers don’t know […]