Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) & Resumes:
ATS is usually the FIRST step in getting your documents through to a "real" person. It is the software that you upload your resume and cover letter to when applying for positions. Its function is to sift through your documents using key word searches that the company has set. Your documents could stay here, or move on to an actual recruiter based on your relevance. RESEARCHING THE COMPANY AND USING COMPANY LANGUAGE IN YOUR DOCUMENTS has the potential to propel you past the companies ATS and get you in front of an HR professional.
Below are some tools that can assist you in making sure your documents are ATS friendly:
JobScan.Co: Assists in optimizing your documents and gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their documents are tailored to a particular position and how it can be made even better.
PannaScore: Analyzes your documents using algorithms from a job posting to provide a relevance score that evaluates your documents.
For more information on ATS, use the links below: