Lawrence White
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You got all the right experience, in-demand skills, personal traits and outstanding work habits that make you a smart hiring choice. You send out dozens of online applications everyday but despite all your talents NO ONE is calling you back for an interview and even less, a job offer.

So what’s the problem? Short answer… you’re probably another ATSHole victim!

Here are 5 crucial ATSHole facts you need to know:

1, Meet the ATS Bot - 75% of all US employers use a recruiting or applicant tracking system, (ATS). See, What's an ATSHole

2, Employers LUV their ATS Bot! - 94% of employers say their ATS or recruiting software has positively impacted their hiring process while 80% of candidates described their online job search and job applications as STRESSFUL.

3, The ATS Bot LUV's rejections - 75% of qualified job applicants are rejected by the ATS due to meticulous BS reasons like incorrect resume formatting, age, employment dates and not enough keyword matches.

4, The ATS Bot is a tough nut to crack - 60% of job candidates are unable to complete online applications due to technical issues or flat out quit the application because it was too complex or too long.

5, Looks like this ATSHole isn’t going away anytime soon - While 70% of applicants feel an online application should be five steps or fewer, only 40% of employers think the same.

Do you have an ATSHole horror story about missing out on great job opportunity due to these facts or other ridiculous reasons?

Share your comment below.

#ats #jobsearch #resume #application

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Pamela Free

I was contacted by a data company to fill out an online application. After a 1 hr phone interview I was emailed the job application. It was 10 pages, TMI copies of birth certificate, Social Security Card, Driver License. I got a bad feeling they were gathering info on me to sell. No local offices, start in Jan 2022. I declined the application and position.

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Stephanie Bowens

I personally find it innovative and necessary. People have become lazy and entitled due to technology and it’s convenience. I’ve served on several panels/committees for hiring and it’s astonishing how few ppl with good qualifications are applying to positions. ATS isn’t new and there are millions of videos, blogs, and webinars on how to make yourself standout/pass for consideration.

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Amabel Shaw

Jobscan show 95% of employers are using this type of software to prequalify applicants right now. This is probably why it's so hard for workers over 40 to get hired. What a shame

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Aaron Carter

I remember hearing about big tech companies who got into some hot water over this type of candidate selection. The software they were using disqualified applicants illegally for serious discrimination stuff like names, DOB's and gender. I can't believe this is still going on

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