7 Meaningful Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Resources for Career Practitioners
By Sharon Graham.
If you are a resume writer, employment consultant or career practitioner, you want to give your clients the best chance for success. Here’s a compilation of Applicant Tracking System (ATS) resources recommended by Career Professionals of Canada’s Resume Strategist Mastermind Group.
There is a lot of discussion and contradiction about ATS systems and how they work. Read each of these resources to get meaningful insight into optimizing resumes for your clients. Make your own informed conclusions and prepare yourself well to support clients effectively.
This article from recruiter.com gives a recruiter’s perspective to Applicant Tracking Systems. Scroll down for interesting facts from an ATS survey.
Here is a great infographic from Campus to Career that shows the workings of Applicant Tracking Systems. This visual is a great tool to share with clients.
Download this outstanding and thorough (.pdf) resource from Sovren if you want to learn how to write an electronic resume.
Electronic Resume Formatting Guidelines
Take advantage of this comprehensive series of tips on resume optimization. Explore the complete Preptel site to learn all the “ins and outs” of resume optimization and Resumeter. [Edit November 1, 2013: The Preptel website is no longer active.]
According to this blog post in CIO Magazine by Meridith Levinson job seekers can take advantage of error-prone applicant tracking systems by optimizing their resumes.
6 Applicant Tracking Secrets You Need to Know
This blog post from Unrabble gives you a recruiter’s look at how applicant tracking systems don’t always work. Use this insider information to create solid ATS resumes for your clients.
If you really want to do some in-depth research, you might want to download this spreadsheet on Google Docs. It lists the most common ATS systems (and most of them include trial access).
Thank you to the Resume Strategist Mastermind Group Members for doing the research and selecting this solid list of Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Resources for Career Practitioners:
- Sharon Graham, Facilitator
- Blanche Pilkington
- Cathy Milton
- Howard Earle Halpern
- Ilya Belkin
- Imran M. Ismail
- Marian Bernard
- Pat Shepherd
Find additional Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Resources from Sharon Graham:
- Make your client’s resume technology and human friendly
- Ensure Your Client’s Word Resume Passes the Screen
- Resume Tracking Systems are Flawed
- Online resume submission – don’t get your client blacklisted