There’s more to the hiring process than meets the eye. Find out what really goes on behind the scenes of the hiring process.

How many times have you applied to a job or even gone on a job interview only to hear nothing back for weeks – if at all? Believe it or not, there is a method behind the madness. When it comes to the hiring process, there’s more going on than meets the eye, and employers aren’t always great at cluing you in as to what’s taking so long. In that case, let us shed some light on what really goes on behind the scenes of the hiring process.

After you submit your application: Wondering where your resume goes after you hit “apply”? Chances are it goes straight into an applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS is software that’s programmed to scan resumes for specific keywords to quickly screen out unqualified resumes and identify the ones that most closely match the job description. This saves recruiters and hiring managers the time and labor of manually going through the many resumes they receive on a daily basis. (Want to increase the odds your resume gets in front of an actual human? Design your resume to get past an ATS.) Once your resume passes the ATS, a hiring manager or recruiter will review it and decide whether or not to contact you and move you ahead in the interview process.

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