Updated: Jul 24
ATS - Applicant tracking systems
ATS are CV/Résumé scanners, used by many companies of various sizes, to automatically reduce the pile of applicants.
Here are my top tips for beating the ATS scanner
– Simple formatting is CRUCIAL, don’t use multiple columns or other weird formatting
– Your CV/Résumé must be a Word doc, not PDF
– Include key words in a sensible way, don’t resort to tricks like teeny tiny fonts or white text on a white background, that’s just silly nonsense
– No borders
– No colours
– No tables
– No graphs
– No images
– No curly, fancy fonts
– No spelling mistakes
Email your CV/Résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote on your CV/Résumé, cover letter, LinkedIn and Indeed.