What You Need to Know about Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software
We have all heard the media report that our president wants the country to return to normal with businesses and schools opening despite the raging pandemic. But, is it really so easy to return to work? Many of our congressional representatives believe job seekers want to stay home because they make more on unemployment than they would working. I am not trying to make a political statement but the data shows this isn’t true. As many of you know, if your employer asks you to return to work and you refuse you lose your unemployment benefits. What they seem to be overlooking is the fact that with social distancing and the CDC recommending that Americans stay home the number of jobs in certain industries have been slashed by 50% or more.
My goal is to help American families avoid this financial devastation. It is important to remember that a job seeker who has been laid off and was previously being paid $100,000 per year is losing $1,923 per week in wages. Understanding the hiring process is key to success in this fiercely competitive job market. Recruiters and hiring managers are often receiving hundreds of resumes per day for the few jobs available. As of April 1st, 2019 Indeed.com had 120 million resumes in their database. Your resume absolutely must be compatible with the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software used by hiring managers.
In my 15 years of resume writing, I have found that it isn’t necessarily the most qualified candidate that wins the job but rather the candidate that knows the most about professional branding and formatting their resume for compatibility for this software.