These days, a single job posting can receive hundreds (if not thousands) of applications for a single position. To help them sort through the sometimes overwhelming number of resumes they receive, both employers and hiring companies are using automated software to trim down the list of applicants.
In today’s competitive job market and hi-tech digital job boards there is a new electronic gatekeeper standing between you and your dream job. UP to 75% of all resumes never get seen by human eyes. Instead they’re scanned by applicant tracking systems (ATS) which are used by more than 80% of Australian companies and recruitment agencies. Depending on how highly the ATS ranks your resume, you could be first in line for an interview or buried so far down the list recruiters never find you.