The Problem with Applicant Tracking Systems

4 07 2013

Majority of folks indicated over 70% of organizations are now using Candidate Monitoring Program (ATS) application that rankings your continue according to their search phrases.

For example, Microsoft organization gets about 50,000 continues weekly, so they need a process that will instantly evaluation these and only display those that are a excellent fit. If your continue does not gain a higher position here, there is a pretty excellent possibility the eye will never see it.

I have to say these techniques, although they appear sensible for the Microsofts of this globe, create it incredibly hard for the job finder.

One issue is every organization has different search phrases, and what you think might be a keyword and key phrase often is not.

The other task is the applicant tracking system will only identify certain segments.

For example, if your continue does not begin off with the phrase “Summary” your whole starting will be ignored.

The techniques cannot study platforms and do not know how to comprehend PDF information. There are also many other “rules” you have to know to make sure your continue will be seen. The ATS is probably the top people implement to tasks that are a “perfect fit” and get no reaction. In brief, to create a excellent continue you need to be qualified and comprehend how the ATS performs.

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4 responses

13 07 2013
kimrawks

It certainly makes it tough for even the most qualified applicants to get their resume in front of the hiring manager.

13 07 2013
Stephanie

This practice is absurd. Your best bet is to submit a custom resume for every job listing, tailoring it to match every little keyword nuance.

13 07 2013
Jennifer

So that’s what the issue is! I see positions on job boards and the descriptions match my resume perfectly. No wonder I seldom if ever get calls back!

13 07 2013
Emily Dillingham

Such is corporate America! Grrr! And we wonder why our productivity and job quality has fallen.

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