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How To Beat Application Tracking Systems (ATS)

Have you ever submitted your resume via a company’s website only to hear crickets for weeks? This has become a regular occurrence as companies move toward applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help screen candidates.

A recent study has shown 90% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS with all job applications, and as many as 70% don't make it through due to poor formatting, irrelevant copy and no mention of keywords associated with the role and the candidate's experience.

It's clear these systems aren’t going anywhere so it's important you understand how to best work with them. The important element: less is more.