How Top brands and recruiters use Artificial Intelligence to filter resume?
In this competitive world, the first obstacle is the recruiter’s judgment through scanning resumes but what if the resumes are halfway and unable to reach out to the recruiter? Do you wonder how do big organizations select the qualified candidate’s resume in present times? Well, it is an easy and short process. The process is Applicant Tracking System.
What is Applicant Tracking System?
An ATS is human resource software that manages the recruitment and hiring process. It provides hiring tools which collect, select and sort thousands of resume to make the hiring process unchallenging. ATS acts as a database for job applicants, avoids human errors and comes with add-on advantage of automation.
Why do recruiters choose ATS Software?
ATS is a software which has the right set of solutions to source talented candidates, process interview, evaluate performance, scan resumes, make offers and hire the outstanding candidate. It is used by corporate HRs and staffing agencies as they are responsible for hiring suitable candidates.
If you aspire to join a fast-growing organization or top brands then here is a big chance for you by using the ATS keywords. Follow few golden steps which will help you in beating the ATS system.
1. Choose the right resume format which can be read by ATS
Resumes are the portrayal of your personality and work experience. To beat ATS, the resume format has to be set in reverse chronological order (recent to old).
2. Pick the suitable file type
The most suitable form of submitting a resume is PDF type. But some organizations mention submitting or sharing the file in word file also. It is important to maintain both formats in the correct and right manner.
3. Develop an ATS Resume Template and write the sections wisely
By using a simple layout pattern always take into account the sections and content. Choose a common font, a bigger size for heading, and a smaller size for content under the heading. The color combination should be of 3 light colors. (Background: white, Highlight: red/green and Content: black). Also, list the content properly under the header in the right order.
4. Tailor your resume with ATS keywords
ATS keywords help a candidate to take a simple entry in the slot of selected candidates just by putting the right keywords which ranks up the resume.
But, how to use the ATS Keywords effectively?
- Carefully fill job description and analyze skills
Always fill the job description and skills which matches the required profile
2. Include plural words and numbers
Instead of tables use numbers or bullet points and check the spellings & word spacing
3. Use the Keywords at the right location
Add keywords in following sections: Professional summary, education, experience and skills
4. Identify what is important to the industry
Make sure to put what attracts the recruiter and is required by industry
For example: If you are a writer then you can include few words proofreader, expert editor or creative bent of mind.
5. Use maximum searchability words (Ref provided in table below)
6. Include role-specific keywords (Company’s name, designation, education or certification)
Pro Tip: Always write the entire year. For example: Don’t write “20” instead write “2020”
Here are some advice for candidates who wish to beat ATS
· Study the job description and tailor resume accordingly
· Include both long-form and acronym version of keywords (Include Certified Public Accountant and CPA)
· Avoid table and columns in resume
· Keep in mind the chronological format
· Use ATS algorithms effectively
Take a look at some examples of ATS keywords (Common skills)
When there are thousands of resume in the system and you want to get yours on top then here is your chance to make a move by using ATS keywords and patterns prudently. It will award you a chance to appear in an interview with an actual person.
Let the cutting-edge system overtake and help you reach heights!
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