Surviving the dreaded “Applicant Tracking System”

Are you asking, “What is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?” You’re not alone. Many are scratching their heads wondering what ATS has to do with anything not knowing it can play a huge role in whether or not they get an interview. Applicant Tracking Systems is a term used to describe what computer systems are designed to do in order to weed out applicants of online applications who are not qualified for the open positions of the employer. The unfortunate fact is the systems are weeding out too many qualified individuals. There are specific things you can do in order to be the applicant who gets through for an interview. The linked article tells you some formatting guidelines for your resume, what file type to use when uploading and offers an example of how to identify key words in the job positing that you want to have in your work experience.

Dillon Job Service Employment Specialists can assist you in learning how to identify the key words in a job posting as well as instruct you on formatting for uploading your resume to online applications. Come see us at 730 N. Montana St, Dillon, MT 59725.

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.


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