Decoding The Job Search: What you need to know about Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS Bots

More than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies use an ATS to streamline the recruiting process and keep up with the thousands of applications received weekly, but plenty of smaller employers have embraced the tool too, according to data collected by Jobscan.  How does ATS technology work? Instead of reading through hundreds of resumes that come in for a job opening, a recruiter can opt to narrow the applicant pool by searching for keywords. These resume keywords might be job titles, hard skills, or qualifications. Even if an applicant is highly qualified for the job, if they don’t have the right search terms on their resume, they might not be found. So how do you ensure your resume can beat these bots? It’s not that hard to do. Read these great tips on how to beat those bots!

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