Employers are increasingly relying on technology to help make their hiring processes more efficient. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) serve as gatekeepers by doing the initial screening of potential new hires. Utilizing an ATS allows the hiring team to direct their resources elsewhere rather than spending a lot of time reading resumes for individuals who may not be a good fit for the open position. While increased efficiency is enough of a reason for employers to utilize this technology, another benefit is that it helps large employers remain compliant with Equal Employment Opportunity laws by automatically capturing applicant information.
While loved by Human Resource professionals, if a job seeker doesn’t know how to best prepare their resume for an ATS they’ll likely struggle to get noticed in the job search process. Sure signs that you’re applying for a job through an ATS include online forms and being redirected to another website to apply for the position. Also, consider the size of the hiring company. Many mid-sized to large employers utilize these systems. In fact, 90% of the jobs posted on AgCareers.com redirect the applicant to apply through an ATS.
There are easy steps job seekers can take to help get their resumes through the technology and into the hands of a hiring manager. Being prepared with the knowledge that a computer will filter your resume through keyword searches and scoring algorithms enables job seekers to build a resume that is ATS friendly.
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