Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) as job seeker

Jun 19, 2023

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a prevalent tool in the hiring process, with over 90% of employers surveyed using AI tools, specifically Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), to filter and rank potential candidates, according to a recent study by Harvard Business School's Project on Managing the Future of Work and consulting firm Accenture. However, this widespread use of AI in hiring comes with its own set of challenges.

Gaps in resumes, a common issue for many family caregivers who left the workforce during the pandemic, can result in their applications being rejected by ATS. Nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. workers surveyed believe that employers' hiring practices have discarded their applications even though they were capable of performing the job duties.

The irony lies in the fact that executives also acknowledge the shortcomings of the AI tools they use. Roughly 9 out of 10 executives surveyed in the study recognize that these tools prevent them from seeing potentially great candidates, resulting in more than 10 million workers not even getting the chance to interview with a human being.

In light of these challenges, some job seekers are turning to AI tools to help increase their chances of being seen by potential employers.

In conclusion, AI has become a crucial part of the hiring process, but it also has its limitations. While it can help employers to sift through the vast amounts of applications and resumes they receive, it may also prevent potentially great candidates from even getting a foot in the door. The usage of AI tools to assist job applicants is necessary step to overcome ATS limitations in the hiring process. With our resume optimization service at https://resumas.com, you can optimize your resume for each job, build your resume from scratch if you don’t have one, and receive daily local job listings so you won’t miss any openings. Help LinkedIn recruiters easily find you with our optimized content for your LinkedIn profile. Our accurate missing keyword detection and industry specific suggestions are very useful in customizing resume for each job.


Joseph B. Fuller, Manjari Raman, Eva Sage-Gavin and Kristen Hines, "HIDDEN WORKERS:UNTAPPED TALENT" Harvard Business School & Accenture, October 4, 2021


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