Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

How to Beat the ATS Part 4-Human Connection

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 4 — Wrapping it up

The dreaded Applicant Tracking System is a formidable job hunting opponent, but there are things you can do to improve your odds of success. Part 1 of this series included formatting tips to ensure your resume is processed correctly. Part 2 was centered around keyword best practices to increase your chances of making the shortlist. …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 3-Creative Strategies

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 3 — Getting Creative

Get creative with your resume In Part 2 of our series on beating the ATS, we talked a lot about keywords. Today we’re going to talk about a bold strategy rooted in keywords. I got this tip from a recruiter, after asking for her best piece of advice for getting to the top of the list. So what …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 2-Keyword Optimization

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 2 — Keywords

In our last post, we covered some tips and tricks for how to format your resume for Applicant Tracking Systems, aka the “resume robots.” Today we’re going to focus on content, specifically keywords. When writing your resume, think of it as a website. How are you going to get the number one spot on a …

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How to Beat the ATS Part 1-5 Formatting Tips

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Part 1 — Formatting

As I mentioned in last week’s post, Applicant Tracking Systems are many job hunters’ worst nightmare. The “resume black hole” can be a total mystery, leading to lots of frustration and discouragement when trying to land a job. Today I’ll walk you through one of the easiest and most important factors when dealing with online …

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