Ninety-eight percent of all Fortune 500 companies use Applicant Tracking Systems to sort and evaluate every resume submission. Sixty-six percent of all large companies use this automated technology.
When you incorporate job sites such as Indeed and iHire that use proprietary ATS programs, well, that covers the overwhelming majority of job openings.
To succeed with your job search, you must follow the rules of online job submission. This should not be a news flash. For years now, career transition coaches across North America have written yards on this critical subject. Yet 80 percent of the resumes submitted for job openings are never seen by a human being. That means the computer scans the resume and eliminates it because it did not meet a minimum threshold for additional consideration.
If you are frustrated, and many of you are, then change what you are doing. It all begins with your resume.