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Michael Lybarger
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over 6 months ago

ATS is a company that to my opinion, very unfair. I was exposed to covid on my own time, took the test at ATS direction and tested negative. ATS informed me to take another test and return back to work, at which time I was informed by the hospital I had pneumonia. ATS let me go because I didn't report back to work, though the hospital told me to stay home.

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Michael Frash
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Are you applying to job after job with no responses, or even worse, you get immediately rejected? If so, it's time to update your resume.

If you are applying for a job online, an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is immediately vetting your application. Follow these steps if you want to #BeatTheMachines.

  1. Keywords are the key - Look for the skills that come up more than once in a job description, paying particular attention to keywords mentioned near the top of the job requirements and job duties. Make sure these words are in your resume.

  2. Tie keywords to your accomplishments - Your resume should include examples of past successes and achievements. This is where you use the keywords.

  3. Keep things simple and standard - ATS systems love standard, easy-to-read resumes. Microsoft Word documents (in .doc or .docx format) are the most ATS friendly document to use. Use this resume template to beat the machines.

  4. Spell out abbreviations - The machines don't like acronyms.

  5. Always check your spelling - The machines spellcheck, so you'd better too.

Did you know about ATS before? #application #jobsearch #ATS

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Sam Blum
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Hi there, I'm a reporter at Morning Brew, looking to write a piece about Applicant Tracking Systems. Is there anyone out there who's had difficulty applying to jobs who credits their difficulty to the software? Is there anyone in HR who understands this as a problem and has some thoughts about it?

I'd love to talk to you for a potential story! My email is sam [at] morningbrew.com. #jobsearch #application #ats

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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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James Southerland
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over 6 months ago

Working alone and staying busy. Miss that job. Paid good too.

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An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a type of software used by companies to quickly determine an applicant's qualifications. Think of it as a pre-screening.

If your resume doesn't get past the ATS, chances are it will be rejected before it's even seen by a hiring manager. Will your resume make it through?

Click here to learn more about the ATS and how to optimize your resume!

Be sure to give me "follow" to stay up to date with the latest #resume tips and tricks!!

#jobsearch #ATS

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Marijoy Bertolini
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over 6 months ago

As a career recruiter, I've dealt with a lot of systems meant to help me sort through the hundreds of applications I might receive for each job. Unfortunately, these systems can make the application process feel like a Black Hole to the job seeker. Here are some tips to get past the ATS:

  • Use keywords - look at the job posting and use the exact language that's in the description, including titles & acronyms. Be true to your own experience (don't add words just to trick the ATS), but if possible, match how things are described in the job posting.
  • Simple formatting - unless you're applying for a design position, don't use a special font/colors/funky formatting; it is likely to confuse the tracking system and you'll never know it. Stick to a font like Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier. No emojis, charts, or columns please!
  • Use spell check - a recruiter might give you some slack for a misspelling, but a computer will/can not
  • MAKE SURE your contact info is up to date! After all that work, you WANT the recruiter to call you!!!

Good luck Jobcasers ~ we BELIEVE IN YOU!

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Gregory Shelton
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More sophisticated software allows employers to now attach, for example, typing and logic tests to their applications. If you are applying on a laptop (or worse, your phone), you can see only a fraction of the screen, and you have to scroll up and down for every question. If you have only 2 minutes to reply for each one, you can see the problem this presents. A word processing examination that does not allow you to correct your mistakes is also unreasonable, with no parallel in real life.

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