Learning how to write a resume that will get past an applicant tracking system (ATS) is a critical skill for today’s jobseeker. Surveys show that up to 64 percent of companies use an ATS to screen job applications and eliminate unqualified candidates. This means that you must master this resume-writing skill if you want a recruiter to see your resume.
Here’s how it works: The ATS uses software to scan resumes for keywords chosen by recruiters and hiring managers. These targeted keyword searches rank resumes, helping recruiters identify which applicants are the best match for the role. Resumes that don’t contain the proper keywords drop to the bottom of the list.
As a result, the ATS must rank your resume highly for you to be invited to interview for a role. So how can you improve your odds and help your resume reach the hands of a human reader?
We’ve created a list of 10 tips to get your resume through an ATS.