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Tips and Tricks to Help You Beat The Applicant Tracking System

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Every day, new technologies and tools emerge to help make our lives a little easier. In the recruiting space, these tools help impact the candidate experience in more ways than one. One of the most widely utilized tools by large companies and smaller-to-mid-sized companies alike is Applicant Tracking Systems. 

When organizations implement an ATS into their recruiting strategies, it enables users to track communications with candidates, automate organizing and scheduling interviews, and screen candidates. This leads to a more efficient and enjoyable hiring process and helps recruiters ensure they spend their time connecting with the most qualified candidates. But, when job seekers apply to companies who utilize an ATS, it takes some extra care and preparation to ensure your application isn’t disqualified before the interview stage.

On the latest @RedBranch blog, Digital Content Strategist @Jake_RBM offers tips and tricks to help you bypass the #ATS when you go to apply to that dream job: Click To Tweet

Below, we compiled some resources aimed at helping you to better prepare and plan for the ATS. Check out the best practices and advice experts have to share when it comes to customizing your resume so you can get your application in the hands of an actual recruiter.

How to Write a Resume That Beats the Applicant Tracking System

By: Recruiter.com

It’s estimated that over 90% of Fortune 500 Companies are using an ATS to help screen and recruit candidates for an open position. When recruiters utilize the support of an Applicant Tracking System, they are able to delegate tedious and time-consuming tasks like resume reviewing, interview scheduling, and initial screening on applicants. To help beat the ATS and get their application in the hands of a human, job seekers need to customize and refine their approach to job applications to help pass the screening process of the ATS. In this article, Recruiter.com highlights five things that job seekers can do to help nudge their application along the process and beat out the ATS.

10 Ways To Make Your Resume Pass An Ats

By: ResumeHelp

Wouldn’t it be great if you could follow ten simple steps and secure the job you want? Thanks to advice from ResumeHelp, you can make that a reality. Often, job seekers can become dismayed when they don’t hear back from recruiters and hiring managers for jobs they’ve applied to. The truth is that more often than not, the reason your application is lost in the mix or rejected is due to the ATS the business is using rather than your experience and resume. With these ten tips, you can review and rework your resume and application to help bypass the Applicant Tracking System and get your resume in the hands of the hiring manager.

@Jake_RBM breaks down what you can do to help beat the #ApplicantTrackingSystem when it comes to job hunting. Check out his advice on the latest @RedBranch blog: Click To Tweet

Here’s What I Tell People When They Ask How to Get Their Dream Job

By: Brittany Blackamore, Head of Growth at X Delivery

Landing your dream job is no easy feat, but with the right strategies in place and enough preparation, you can get yourself off on the right foot. Brittany Blackamore, Head of Growth at X Delivery, was one of those lucky enough to accept their dream role at their organization. Now, she wants to help you to do the same! In her article, Blackamore breaks down the preparation process for applying to and interviewing for your dream job. With tips and prompts that you can customize for different job postings, Blackamore is ready to help you get your foot in the door and secure the job. 

Top 10 Tips To Get Your Resume Past ATS Scans

By: the Zip Job Team

It’s no secret that nearly every resume submitted nowadays is scanned and reviewed by an ATS. Applicant Tracking Systems are increasingly popular due to their ability to handle time-consuming and tedious tasks for recruiters, giving them more time and space to connect with top talent and act strategically within their roles. While an ATS is undoubtedly a great tool for recruiters to use, they require some strategy and preparation for job seekers to pass the initial screening process. On average, an applicant tracking system disqualifies upwards of 75% of applicants for any given position. While this statistic might be troubling, it shouldn’t discourage you from applying to that dream job. In this article from ZipJob, job seekers can get insight on best practices for applying to jobs and passing the ATS.

We know that looking for a new job can be scary. That’s why we’ve highlighted some strategies for navigating the job hunt in today’s employment landscape. Check out what tips our Outreach Specialist has to share!

The job hunt is tiring. And, at times, it can even be discouraging. But, with the right strategies in place, you can easily create a resume and application that grabs the attention of recruiters and gets you on their calendars for an interview. Today’s hiring space favors the candidate, so now is the time to strut your skills and land that job of your dreams.