“An ATS is an Applicant Tracking System [AKA: Company’s Online Candidate Application Portal]. It’s a queuing system where you put in your CV, along with other information for the job – so that the company’s Recruiters can go through them and can see everyone who’s applied for a job.
Remember, different companies have different ATS’s so they may require different information from you.
An ATS usually asks for your name, ID number, contact details, some screening questions about your qualifications and experience, as well as for you to upload your CV. Make sure you provide the correct info’ and answer any screening questions accurately – in a way that helps the Recruiter see what they are looking for in candidates for the job.
If you have the required experience and you answer them correctly, it’ll put you at the ‘front of the queue’.
In other words, the ATS is there to help the Recruiter see your application – if you have the right qualifications and experience for the advertised job.”