Understanding ATS: Online Resume Formatting Tips

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
  • Competency: Intervention, design, and implementation
  • Fee: $49 (member); $69 (nonmember);

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  • Summary

    Join this session to discover the different kinds of applicant tracking systems, their rating systems, why it is important to understand how they work, and tips and tricks for formatting resumes to be submitted in these systems. ATS is a popular recruitment tool. More than 95% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS to simplify their hiring processes. This presentation will draw on a mix of the presenter's extensive experience with ATS and research to better prepare university career development professionals to support their students and alumni as they use these systems. The session will include an overview of ATS, a tutorial to show how resumes are rated, ATS-friendly resume examples, and a large group discussion to engage participants.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Gain helpful tips on how to use highlighted research to better prepare students and alumni to use hiring systems;
    • Learn helpful strategies to use the ATS properly and efficiently; and
    • Discuss ways to simplify hiring processes.


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