The first step to getting a job interview is making it past the stage where a recruiter glances at your CV or resume and makes a split-second decision about whether to chuck your application into the discard pile. It takes a maximum of ten seconds for the recruiter to decide whether your resume is destined for the dustbin. However, this only applies to those job applicants who are fortunate enough to have their applications reviewed by actual human beings. Many job applicants must first survive the applicant tracking system (ATS) before a human even looks at them. In this article, you will find out how to get your application ranked higher by the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), so that it gets a chance to be reviewed by actual human beings that will call you for an interview.
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About the Author: Mithun Sridharan
I am Mithun Sridharan, Founder & Managing Partner at INTRVU, where I'm responsible for Strategy, Sales, Platforms, and Career Services. I hold an MBA in General Management, Corporate Finance & Entrepreneurship from ESMT Berlin, Certificate in Mergers & Acquisitions from Goethe Business School (Frankfurt am Main), a Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Communications from Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, both in Germany. I hold a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) from the University of Madras, India. I also run Think Insights, a blog on Strategy, Digital Transformation, Technology, and Management Consulting. I enjoy reading business books & magazines (Economist, Wired, Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, BCG Insights, etc.), listening to podcasts (TED Talks, Choiceology, Masters in Business, a16z, etc.), playing golf and watching history documentaries.
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