Computers and their pesky algorithms are playing an increasingly important role in who gets hired and who is left pounding the payment looking for work. Applicant Tracking Systems, designed to improve efficiency for employers processing resumes, are a huge frustration for many job applicants.
In order to compete effectively, you must understand how the system works and how to meet its needs.
At the core of it all, customize your resume. Address the specific needs of the prospective employer outlined in the job posting. Before you upload your resume, look it over and ask yourself, does my resume, which is, in effect my first interview for this job, answer all of their questions and address all of their requirements?
ATS will give your resume a score. Make sure it is a good one.