During a job search, you’re probably sending out dozens of resumes and applications with the hopes of landing your dream position.
The reality is however, all of those resumes and applications you’ve just sent out aren’t actually going to a real person. They’re being scanned, analyzed, and filtered through by an artificial intelligence program known as ATS (applicant tracking system).
ATS can be highly beneficial to major companies that receive thousands of applications on a weekly basis because the AI is able to dismiss certain candidates solely based on the content of their resume. In fact, 98% of companies use ATS to assist in their hiring process. With this in mind, it is crucial for job seeking individuals to grasp an understanding of how they can optimize their resumes in order to bypass ATS, and reach the desk of someone that wants to offer you an interview. With that being said, here are the five tips you can use to ensure that your resume is ATS compatible.