Applicant Tracking System is increasingly being used by companies in UAE to manage the job applications, sort through the CVs as well as to rank the CVs as per their requirements. ATS is the newest technology in the recruitment industry and it is important that job seekers adapt their CVs as per the ATS software or else there is a risk that their CVs will never be read.
There are several ways in which you can ensure that your CV is ranked high within the ATS.
1. Use relevant keywords – ATS basically runs on keywords. If your CV does not contain the right keywords, then it may not appear in the employer’s search result. ATS acts like a storage system for CVs. Whenever an employer wants to review CVs for a vacant position they enter certain keywords pertaining to the job. Only those CVs that contain the keywords entered by the employer will show up. For example, if you are interested in a marketing position, make sure your CV contains all the relevant keywords related to marketing jobs. The best way to do this is by scanning the job postings and shortlisting the most commonly used keywords.read more