Applying for jobs through company websites is one thing and getting interview calls is other. Possibilities are that you have applied for a number of jobs but have not received a single call. In most of the cases, it is ATS, aka Applicant Tracking System, that is preventing the traction that you are expecting.
ATS systems are based on the algorithms that influence the entire process of assessing and identifying the best potential candidates. Let’s see how it works. For a specific position in a company, the talent acquisition team creates job descriptions, along with skills, qualifications, and experience using some specific “keywords” that the team considers appropriate for the position. And these keywords ultimately determine which profiles should be picked up for further consideration.
To put it in a nutshell, if your profile or resume misses out on specific keywords, ATS is most likely not to consider your candidature for the position you have applied. It is not about how much qualified or capable you are for the position. It is all about algorithmic formulae.
So, how to take ATS in your stride? Here are a few tips to navigate through ATS black hole:
The entire process of job search can be complicated, time-consuming, and at times, frustrating. However, always make sure that technology never puts any hurdle between you and the job you are aiming at. Now when you are well aware of how to take ATS in your stride, you will definitely be successful to grab the new job.