Did you know over 90% of companies now use an applicant tracking system (ATS) for capturing resumes and applications for their job postings? Also, that these ATS prioritize and rank applicants based on how well the resume matches the job description and list of requirements? With this in mind, job seekers simply can't ignore or skip the very important step of having a resume that is ATS friendly and would have a more successful job search when taking the extra step of optimizing their resume per application submission. In this session, we share ATS 101 fun facts, our recommended 6-step resume creation and enhancement process, and specific tips for optimizing your resume so it ranks highly and increases your application interview request response rate.
Erica is the Director of Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their IT Contractor Community of 16,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and acts as a technical community evangelist for various STEM programs/nonprofits. She has 15 years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She is a Professional and Career Development Author for the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, presents Career Development sessions for various communities, including SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, PMI PDDs, BA World conferences, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude and Performance Coaching.