Have you ever wondered what happens to your resume when you apply online?

Well, today’s employers receive a steady stream of applications from job seekers for each open position.  Those employers can’t go through every resume they receive (imagine how many thousands of resumes are in the system); therefore, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) exist to manage, scan, and track candidate resumes.

What you need to know:  While an ATS will certainly save time for the employer, job candidates unaware of the ins and outs of this technology will likely experience difficulties.  It is important for applicants to understand how this technology works.  After all, if a resume isn’t properly optimized for an ATS, it might not make it to the employer’s desk.  You wouldn’t want that to happen, would you?

I love how technology continues to change how we share information and the use of infographic data has become all the rage in our ever-evolving digital landscape.  Check out the infographic above, compiled by Resunate, the world’s only search engine optimizing resume builder, offers a look into what happens to your resume after you hit send – and how you can work with the system. Click the ZOOM button in the bottom right corner of the graphic to, well, zoom in.

Is your resume optimized for Applicant Tracking System success?

(via [INFOGRAPHIC] How an Applicant Tracking System Reads Your Resume « Campus To Career)

Keep in mind, this is fairly similar to how recruiters use LinkedIn.  Make sure you’ve got those most commonly searched keywords in your Linkedin profile so you’re in the game!