What's an ATS and how do I make an ATS friendly resume?

When you apply for a job online, you send your resume to an Applicant Tracking System or ATS. Companies and organizations utilize a variety of applicant tracking systems, each with its own set of features. Use standard formatting (e.g., Times New Roman), section titles (e.g., Education, Projects, Experience), and work history format (position title, name of company, and dates) to ensure your resume is ATS friendly and uploads successfully. Avoid using headers, footers, text boxes, tables, colours, pictures, or graphics. To upload to the ATS, start with a Word or Google Doc, then convert to PDF.