Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Tip

Keep the Format Simple

Do not use graphically designed resumes when submitting to jobs where it is obvious that an ATS system will be used.  ATS require cold conformity and simplicity. TDo not use any logos, pictures, symbols, and shadings. Also, stick to standard resume formatting in a normal font like Arial, Courier, or Times New Roman—the ATS can’t read fancy fonts and will reject your resume out of confusion.

Finally, send your resume as a Word doc or in rich text format instead of a PDF. Though ATS software is becoming better at reading PDFs, it can still miss important things when trying to process them.

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