Wondering what your CV looks like for an ATS? Try our new feature “See how TTYs analyze your CV”.
Want to see jobs outside of your chosen role? We have added roles and specialties to the job search filters.
These are the two new things we are announcing this morning that will improve your job search.
When your CV is submitted to a company as part of an application, the company’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), well, tracks your application.
It also converts your resume into something easier to read for machines. It removes all formatting, all colors, all indents – essentially reducing it to text.
This way, it can more easily understand what your past experiences have been, which allows it to provide a better search experience for recruiters and hiring managers using ATS. It also facilitates categorization and suggestions.
While your submitted resume will likely be seen by human eyes in its original format, this simplified version is the exact version of you, as far as the computer is concerned.
The details on how ATS analyze your CV are quite technical, but I have spoken with experts before and written their ideas and advice for you before.
I did a long interview with the CEOs and technical experts of the top five CV analysis companies in the world.
And I interviewed the CEOs of top ATS directly, here, here, here, here, and here.
Their recommendations are to keep it simple. No two column format, no clever design, nothing surprising in the structure of your CV. Let your accomplishments and accomplishments speak for themselves.
Our Preview feature lets you see how a typical CV analyzer converts your CV to a text file.
Some of the surprising things you’ll find about parsers include:
– They distort the columns badly
– Your sophisticated formatting confuses them and can lead to errors
– Keeping it simple really helps
So use our new feature and see how ATS analyzes your CV today.
The second feature we’re announcing today is Role Search and Expanded Specialty in Job Search.
After launching a search at the top of the vacancies page, the filter column appears on the left.
Scroll down and you will find all of our roles available for your search:
- Accounting and finance
- Engineering and construction
- Health care
- HR & Legal
- Marketing, media and design
- Operations & General Management
- Project and program management
- Sales and business development
- Science education
You can select one or more roles, and the specialties for each role will appear for you to search in more detail.
And don’t worry, using these search options won’t change any job preferences you’ve saved to your account.