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5 tips to get your resume across the ATS.

A lot of times we don’t hear back from companies after applying for a job, one of the reasons could be that your resume may not be ATS compliant.

What is ATS?

ATS stands for Application Tracking System, a software used by organizations to filter out job applications or resumes for a job opening. For example, ATS can filter Amazon Expert from a pool of Marketing profiles.

Here are 5 tips you can use to make your resumes ATS compliant.

Tip#1: Use chronology for experience

ATS likes to see your most recent work experiences first, so make sure you arrange your work experience from the most to least recent.

Tip#2: Avoid unnecessary words

ATS likes the use of straightforward and to-the-point language in the resume. Don’t use words like “where I studied” or “where I worked” instead of “education” or “work experience”.

Tip#3: Add job-related keywords

Read and re-read the job description you’re applying to, and add the keywords that you think an HR will use to filter applications using ATS.

Tip#4: Use ATS-friendly templates

There are tons of ATS-friendly templates available on the internet that you can use to write your resume. No need to add graphs or tables, ATS is unable to read these.

Tip#5: Use fonts that are easy to read

ATS is able to read the fonts that are more universally used such as Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri.

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