How to create an ATS-compatible resume

Hunting for a new job is almost a full-time job itself. With research, networking, and the never ending resume and cover letter drafts stacked on your computer’s desktop, the process can be overwhelming. After that comes submitting endless job applications, but sadly only receive radio silence in return. So what’s the deal?

Aside from the fact that there is high competition from other applicants, many companies have turned to applicant tracking systems (ATS). This is a hiring software that functions as a screening system for employers, allowing them to look at only the best job applications.

While these systems can have significant benefits, they’ve also added a layer of complexity when it comes to crafting a winning resume. Now, your resume needs to be written both for people and for bots.

So in a world where 98% of Fortune 500 companies have turned to applicant tracking systems to weed out applicants, how can you optimize your resume? Check out this infographic to figure out how to craft an ATS-compatible resume to beat the bots and get noticed by employers.

Special thanks to for this graphic.

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