7 Meaningful Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Resources for Career Practitioners

Employer reviewing candidate résumé

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.

Applicant Tracking System Market Continues to Grow

This article from recruiter.com gives a recruiter’s perspective to Applicant Tracking Systems. Scroll down for interesting facts from an ATS survey.

How Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Work

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.

Tips for Electronic Resumes

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 [Edit November 1, 2013: The Preptel website is no longer active.]

5 Insider Secrets for Beating Applicant Tracking Systems

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.

List of most popular Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

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:

Find additional Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Resources from Sharon Graham:

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Great article, quite informative. I also found another really great website called http://www.jobscan.co that will help you get your resume noticed and get you past the ATS plus it only takes a few seconds. Worked for me and I got many more interviews because of jobscan. I definitely recommend the website to anyone who is looking for a job or preparing their resume. Good luck on the job hunt and the resume!

As noted above Preptel’s ResumeterPro was a great product but is no longer available (as of 2014). Another company launched resumeterpro.com – not associated with Preptel. Do not confuse the 2 products. The new resumeterpro.com likely will not help you based on my research. Some call the new resumeterpro.com a scam.

Thanks so much for your insight, Robin. Your research post on resumeterpro is eyeopening.

Applicant tracking systems make it easy for a resume to be overlooked, so I use jobscan to make sure my resume is optimized for the applicant tracking filters and keywords I need for each online application.

Another jobscan shill

It is really sad that all these jobscan shills are polluting the comments with ads for their shoddy site.

Amazing article!! Resume Applicant Tracking System is the updated and new technology in the hiring process. This resume parsing software makes the hiring process easy and fast.

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