Boost your interview chances with Prepped ATS Resume Scanner

Before you can nail the interview and land the job, you have to get the interview. That takes research, networking and a resume that works as hard as you do.

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How it works?

Tailor your resume to specific job postings and optimize it for ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems). ATS software is used by companies to screen and rank each applicant’s suitability for the job based on their resume.

Scan your resume

Upload your resume in our Resume Scanner and see how it ranks on our ATS.

Include a job posting

See how your resume performs against a job description on important items such as keywords, skills you’ll need, prior work experience, and more.

Optimize your ATS score

Receive an ATS score out of 100% on your resume with suggestions on what to improve. Then edit it in real-time to receive instant feedback – no more re-uploading resumes to receive a new score.

Increase your chances of getting an interview by optimizing your resume

With Prepped Resume Scanner, you’ll get real-time feedback to help improve your performance against an ATS.

ATS Resume Scanner insights

Build a better resume with ATS Insights

Prepped Resume Scanner is designed to help you make your resume ATS-friendly through formatting, keyword analysis, quantifying experience and more.

Resume Keyword Scanner

Scan for keywords to improve your chances

Scan your resume and compare keywords from a job description to the keywords in your resume. Then customize your resume to match as many as possible.

Career coaching insights

Get coaching tips and expert insights

Prepped HR professionals offer tips, guidance and examples on the do's and don’ts of how to optimize your resume for best ATS performance.

Start by scanning your resume

Find out if your tone is right, confirm that you are not being repetitive and understand how your resume measures up for specific jobs.

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Understanding ATS and how to make your resume stand out

What is ATS?

ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) are used by companies to automatically screen and rank each applicant’s suitability for the job based on their resume.

How does ATS work?

ATS software scans resumes for keywords, screening and ranking your suitability for the job based on how words in your resume match up to those in the job posting.

How to get past an ATS?

With Prepped Resume Scanner, you can customize your resume to each and every job posting. This is crucial to get your resume through the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and get you through to the interview phase.

Who uses ATS?

Most recruiters and companies now use applicant tracking systems to manage applications. They may have hundreds of job seekers for a single role.

What our users are saying

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"I began using Prepped soon after moving to a new city, in a new country. Prepped provided practical ways to develop and grow my network both personally and professionally. Through a variety of useful preparation exercises and activities, I landed an opportunity in a tough-to-crack industry (music and entertainment). Anyone and everyone could benefit from trying this out." ~ Garret F.

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Frequently asked questions about optimizing your resume

How do I optimize my resume?

Start with Prepped Resume Scanner. Then tailor your resume to each job posting by using specific keywords. Make sure your resume formats are up to date and compatible with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Quantify your achievements (the number of people you managed or the percentage of sales increase). Use common fonts like Arial so your resume has good readability and have a mix of short and long bullet points and label sections with common headers).

How do I beat resume screening software?

Ensure your resume is ATS friendly and meets all requirements to make it through the screening process. See above.

How do I make my resume ATS compliant?

When you scan your resume with Prepped Resume Scanner and follow the steps to optimization as outlined in Question 1 you will get tips on making your resume ATS compliant.

What format is best for ATS resume?

Use a chronological resume template. Microsoft Word Document (.docx) is usually preferred by ATS but if the job posting says PDF, use PDF.

Is a PDF resume ATS-friendly?

In general, ATS can parse Microsoft Word Document .docx with better accuracy. It depends on the company and the ATS software they are using, but if the job description says PDF only, then only submit PDF-version of your resume.

What are good ATS scores?

The recruiter or company hiring may set an internal score to determine which resumes pass through the initial ATS screen.

How do I get a high ATS score?

Start with Prepped Resume Scanner. Then tailor your resume to each job posting by using specific keywords. Make sure your resume formats are up to date and compatible with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Quantify your achievements (the number of people you managed or the percentage of sales increase). Use common fonts like Arial so your resume has good readability and a mix of short and long bullet points and label sections with common headings).

What companies use ATS?

While there are different estimations of what percentage of companies use ATS, it’s probably safe to say that more and more companies – large and small – are using Applicant Tracking Systems.

How do I know if a company uses ATS?

The employer’s job page might show the ATS company’s logo, or if you hover over the submit or apply buttons you may see the letters ATS in the URL. If the job posting asks you to copy and paste sections of your resume into form fields, it’s  likely that they are using an ATS system. https://gotthejob.com/blog/2018/01/23/spot-ats-resume-screening/