Online job application systems are traditional recruitment tools that help companies streamline the whole process of sorting candidates before interviews. Like any computer program, they work based on algorithms. On the one hand, it might seem difficult to get around their strict methods of selection.
Here are a couple of things you should know about online job application systems:
- These programs are capable of looking through hundreds of applications a day. As such, they have to be as efficient as possible when sifting through all of the profiles.
- Most companies rely on ATS (applicant tracking systems) apps to manage their recruitment process. Most large job and resume boards have a partnership with ATS providers. More Major companies, however, tend to have their own dedicated ATS software
- They use keywords to identify suitable candidates. Recent ATS programs have more refined means of analyzing applications, but the process is still quite straightforward
- The data these programs collect is generally very well regulated by data collection laws
As a potential candidate, you must bear in mind these aspects to beat the system.