Does Someone Really Read Your Resume? – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)


If you were surprised to learn about the relatively short amount of time HR Professionals spend on your resume, it might come as a shock that you could have been weeded out of the applicant pool by a computer program instead of a person (article). Though applicant tracking systems (ATS) are not used by every company, you will find larger organizations and recruiting firms will use them to keep track of your information and to see if you are a good fit for a position. How Does it Work? When you send in your resume, the system (or sometimes the HR Professional) will highlight keep words in your resume. If an individual does this, they may make a separate attachment to pull out your experience (ie 7 years of experience in the banking