Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
over 6 months ago
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The ATS could be stopping you!!

Feeling frustrated because you applied to a TON of jobs and you still aren’t hearing back???

The problem could be that your resume is missing some important information!

If a company uses what’s called a [applicant tracking system] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61IGZLXRkY) or ATS, your resume will go through a screening process. If it’s missing certain elements it will be pushed aside and not viewed by that particular company.

So, let’s look at some tips on how to use keywords to update your resume and beat the ATS!

Keywords are words that relate to the skills, abilities, credentials, and qualities that a hiring manager looks for in a candidate. When recruiters search for keywords in the ATS, they are looking to match certain concrete skills in your resume to their current needs. Come check out to see how yours match up and a list of keywords [here] (https://www.jobscan.co/blog/top-resume-keywords-boost-resume/ )!

Say for example you are applying for a job as the manager of a hotel restaurant. A recruiter may search for phrases such as “restaurant manager,” “hotel restaurant,” or even for the word “hospitality.” Recruiters will not likely look for words and phrases such as “outgoing," "hard worker,” "team player," etc.

It’s very important to remember that keywords highlight your skills and NOT your traits. Be sure to take some time to make an updated list of your keywords and add them to the work experience section of your resume!

For more tips please make sure to watch [this short clip] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61IGZLXRkY) as Lenin Pina teaches you how to beat the ATS and turn your resume into an interview!

Need help? Have questions? Please ask!

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Charlene Cooper

Thanks for the info. I have done all those except the PDF. Thanks

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Gary Briscoe

I really liked what you had to say! That's good imput and I myself am taking some notes from it.thanks

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This is a very informative post. Thanks for posting this!

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Suzette James

Very informative and thank for posting.

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Deeq Sulub Sulub

Write a comment...thanks all

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Ladesha Rollins

This is very knowledgeable and I thank you very much for sharing. I will be taking more time and fix my resume so that I can get a better job.

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VERNE LYNN

This actually worked for me. Change the key words on your resume and make sure you fill in the part of the resume that says profile. Mines says "I will bring my excellent customer service experience in a fast-paced Call Center environment along with the intentions of making your job easier and saving you money with my background in sales." When I added this to my resume on Indeed.com I started receiving responses. So whatever job you are looking for add those keywords like CALL CENTER, SALES, CUSTOMER SERVICE. It works.

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Linda Maffucci

ATS is a very bad system. No one can find work using this technology. It is really difficult to even get your foot in the door for an interview. Terrible.

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Latonya Frazier

Smh

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Adriana Williams

Pathetic

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