How do I ensure my CV is shortlisted?

Ensure you highlight your key skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the role you are applying for and double check your CV is presented with no errors of grammar, spelling and presentation. If you are confident great, if not, employ a professional CV Writer who can carry out a CV review and CV Design. It is time and money well spent as they will be able to provide you with tips on how to present and write your CV to ensure you highlight your key skills, experience and achievements.

What is an ATS? 

The ATS (Applicant Tracking System) often known as a “Resume Robot” or Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

How does the ATS work when looking at my CV?

Understanding SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is key to how your CV navigates the process: the more times the ATS reads a key skill or key duty or key word the better score you will have and therefore more likely to have your CV presented to the actual Recruiter, which will then increase your chances of being invited for interview.

What is the negative to the candidate if the Recruiter uses an ATS?

The negative to a candidate is that the ATS does not recognise all words. Therefore, if no match is found, it is likely your CV will be rejected from the outset.