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  • Applicant Tracking Systems

  • Summary

    As most career counselors know, over 90% of large employers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to track applicants and resumes and manage the entire recruitment process. However, a large quantity of outdated and incorrect information still circulates about ATSs and how they work. The presenters have conducted in-depth research and contacted ATS vendors, the vendors of resume parsing software which analyzes the data contained in resumes, and many recruiters who have used multiple ATS systems. They performed extensive fact-checking about advice career professionals provide students about ways to ATS-optimize their resumes.

    This webinar will explore the basics of how ATSs work, view screen shots of multiple software vendors, teach the basics of Boolean search strings and how recruiters use them, uncover emerging industry trends, and illustrate whether the formatting advice you have been offering students is still correct.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Report more accurate and thorough advice to students who are applying for jobs and internships through ATS systems;
    • Assess the three main types of resume parsing software and how they process resume data; and
    • Evaluate new trends in ATS systems.

    Presenters: Heather Krasna, Assistant Dean, Career Services, Colombia University Mailman School of Public Health; and Cheryl Minnick, Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator, The University of Montana

    Questions?
    Visit the FAQ page or contact NACE Professional Development at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026.