ATSs (Applicant Tracking Systems) are tools used by employers to receive and store job applications to be reviewed by the recruiter. Debunking the ATS myths requires us to look at what it is, how it works, and how to create CVs that comply with it.
To obtain a driver’s license in South Africa, you must be tested on your ability to apply the K53 driving style. Some rules enforced in this driving style are impractical for daily driving. I don’t know a single person who still drives in this way after obtaining their driver’s license.
Understanding the recruitment system when you’re about to enter a job search is much the same. Some of the things you come up against will seem almost nonsensical, but that’s how they work, so you will have to conform to be effective within the system.