What is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

This helpful info graphic provided by www.hireright.com sheds light on who or what first scans your resume after upload. Most job seekers are surprised to learn that a human is usually the second stop after they’ve uploaded their resume. Many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)  to filter the manifold resumes that are uploaded for each job posting. It is debatable whether or not this puts the job seeker at a disadvantage. That being said, it is wise to make sure your resume is ATS friendly to increase your chances of having a human actually lay eyes on it. Check out the graphic below for tips and tricks for tailoring your resume for ATS.


Meet the Robots Reading Your Resume - An infographic by HireRight