Most job seekers typically begin their searches by entering a job title in the search bar to see what opportunities come up. From there, they read the Overview and Key Responsibilities and peruse the Qualifications to see if they meet the prospective employer’s eligibility criteria. But very few job seekers scroll down to what I call the “Little Box of 10” where over half of recruiters make initial decisions about whether to consider a candidate. Continue reading The “Little Box of 10” and other Career Goodies for Ranking High as a Candidate and Getting Recruiters’ Attention
Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) is used by organizations to manage their recruitment processes. It allows recruiters to manage job postings, track resumes and applications, and communicate with candidates. ATS can be used to streamline the recruitment process and make it more efficient. It can also be a job seeker’s worst nightmare if not prepared. Here’s how to be the key master. Continue reading Applicant Tracking Software: Getting Past The Gatekeeper
Phil Strazzulla is founder of SelectSoftware Reviews, a website dedicated to helping HR and Recruiting teams to find and buy the right software through in-depth, expert advice. He started his career working in venture capital before getting his MBA from Harvard Business School. Phil is an expert on Applicant Tracking Systems, one of the Top 9 HR tech influencers to follow in 2022, and recently published The Top 13 Best Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – 2022.
With rare exceptions, almost every Fortune 500 company and a rapidly growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter résumés through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before or if a hiring manager ever looks at them. Jobscan research found that 98% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS while a Kelly OCG survey estimated 66% of large companies and 35% of small organizations rely on recruitment software. Fact: 70% of résumés are never seen by employers. Big companies get thousands of résumés each week (50,000 per week for Microsoft and 75,000 per week for Google). There is no time for a human to go through each one. ATS cuts approximately 70% that do not match the required criteria. Continue reading 10 Strategies for Getting Your Resume through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
You may not be familiar with names like iCIMS, Bullhorn and Ascendify, but these software gatekeepers decide whether your resume or online application is passed through to a hiring manager or discarded. Commonly referred to by their acronym, ATS, Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) compares submitted resumes and online applications to job postings to determine whether there is a strong candidate match to what the employer is looking for. Resumes and online applications are stored in a database and recruiters can search submissions using keywords and phrases to identify who to advance through the hiring process based upon applicant rankings. Avoid this one critical mistake so many job seekers make on their resume! Continue reading Heads Up on Resume Headers
Think of a job posting as a gift. The prospective employer has literally shared with you the experience, skills, and education being sought in qualified candidates. The greater the match between your résumé and the job description, the higher the probability of being selected for an interview. And, keywords narrow the qualifying gap.
The one-résumé-does-all with the generic cover letter, like Elvis, have left the building. You have to:Continue reading FUEL YOUR RÉSUMÉ WITH ACTION KEYWORDS
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