8 tips to boost your resume chances with applicant tracking systems

Experts agree that submitting your resume online isn't the best choice. But what do you do when you've found a dream job that matches your skill set perfectly, you don't know anyone on the inside and you're running out of time?
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Once you've targeted that perfect job, but before you submit that resume online, there are a couple of things you need to try. Check with your network and make sure that there isn't, in fact, someone who could make that personal introduction or recommendation for you. Use LinkedIn to connect with people within the company you are targeting, too.

That said, if you can't find someone in your network, and you feel like time is against you, there are eight things you can do to make your resume more palatable to the automated applicant tracking systems (ATS) that many firms use for recruitment.

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