Application tracking software and recruitment

What is Application Tracking Software?
Application Tracking Software or Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is software used in recruitment to rank applicants by keywords (such as your skills) and filters (such as education/ qualifications).
 
It is important to tailor your resume and cover letter to each position and employer you apply for. This includes changing the skills and keywords in your application. For example, one position may require strong 'communication and interpersonal skills'. Another position may require excellent 'written and verbal communication skills'. Although these phrases have similar meanings it is important to use the same keywords provided in the job advertisement, in case ATS is used. 
 
To check whether you have included keywords in your resume you can use Job Scan.
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