20 ATS-Friendly Resume Templates

There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping […]

Applicant Tracking Systems - What you need to know

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 […]

Should I include typing speed/wpm, my street address, my LinkedIn profile on my resume?

FAQ: Should I Include It On My Resume?

We answered some of the most commonly asked questions about what should and shouldn’t be added to your resume. Have more questions about what goes on your resume? Ask us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Should I include all of my jobs on my resume? No. A resume is designed to market just how well […]

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52 Resume Tips to Transform Your Job Search

Creating a resume for your job search should be easy. Download a template, write up your work and education history, then fire it off to eager potential employers. But once you start, the questions start piling up. Are objective statements still a thing? Do I put the company name or my job title first? Which […]

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 […]

Greenhouse ATS applicant tracking system

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 […]

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, […]

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7 Reasons Jobscan is More Effective than Word Cloud Tools

Whenever you upload your resume through an online job application, you’re at the mercy of an applicant tracking system, or ATS. These systems are used by most hiring companies to manage and filter applicants like you, and many of these systems rely on keyword matching to reject or highlight candidates via their ranking and search […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways Recruiters Find Candidates

Recruiters succeed where applicant tracking systems (ATS) fail. While ATS have the ability to store and sift through resumes based on desired skills, they alone cannot make final judgment calls about candidates. Because applicant tracking systems have flaws, thankfully, recruiters do not rely solely upon them for finding candidates. Recruiters use a variety of sourcing techniques […]

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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 […]