Get More From Your ATS Searches


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With all the various ATS (Applicant Tracking System) platforms and a broad range of searching methods, it’s great to have ‘super-skilled-sourcer’ Ronnie Bratcher breaking them down and providing helpful insight into navigating and searching the multiple areas of an ATS. Ronnie will explore zip code radius search tips, job requirement searching, how to capture specific data points, and much more – all in this one hour, complimentary webinar, sponsored by Jobvite. If you are looking to master sourcing of your ATS, this will be one webinar you can’t afford to miss.

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  • Thank you for the information. Resume keywords are way more important than resume formats. Because recruiters conduct keyword searches during the initial sourcing process in Applicant Tracking Systems. You're not found if your resume doesn't contain the exact keywords. But it's a pain to find those keywords from the job descriptions. I found the site Jobscan that identify keywords for your. All you do is paste in your resume plus the job description, then Jobscan analyzes your job description for you automatically and identify the most important keywords for you. It literally takes seconds and it so worth the copy and paste. Saved me so much time AND I got more interviews using Jobscan! I recommend it as well.
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Get More From Your ATS Searches

  1. 1. Ronnie Bratcher
  2. 2. 14 years of IT Recruiting industry experience- 8 years as a consultant (Microsoft, Avanade, Sears Holdings Corporation, NCR Corporation and several small projects) Currently at Amazon Live in Atlanta, enjoys music, nature, life and traveling Chairman & Social Media Manager for Georgia’s only Recruiting Society Avid racer for a Atlanta based cycling team and I am the Assistant Team Director/Sponsor for the LG Factory Women’s Team (Semi-Pro), Married & Super cool dad to a 10-year-old daughter
  3. 3. The principal function of an ATS is to provide a central location and database for a company's recruitment efforts. ATSs are built to better assist management of resumes and applicant information. Data is either collected from internal applications via the ATS front-end, located on the company website or is extracted from applicants on job boards or manually uploaded. The majority of job and resume boards (Monster, Hotjobs, Career Builder) have partnerships with ATS software providers to provide parsing support and ease of data migration from one system to another. Recent enhancements include use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and natural language processing (NLP) to facilitate intelligent guided semantic search capabilities offered through cloud based platforms that allow companies to score and sort resumes with better alignment to the job requirements and descriptions. Modern ATSs allow applicants to be sourced from the company's own database of past job applicants.
  4. 4.  There a literally 1000’s of ATS systems to choose from  We are not using any specific database today  Focusing on approach/basics and a few key ideas that might be useful  Advanced searching cannot be demonstrated due to each database is configured and incorporates a unique criteria
  5. 5.  A ATS database is only as good as the data that is put into it.  Your ATS is a wealth of data. Embrace this tool as your first step in your sourcing process.  Documentation is KEY. Notes on candidates are the lifeline of what is or has happened with the candidate  Great article on ATS from Glen Cathy- must read ats/
  6. 6.  Can be called Person Search, Candidate search, Keyword search, etc.  Goal is to find specific keywords in their profile  Use Indeed for competitive intelligence  Build a Title list  Scrape 10 jobs and 10 resumes and plug into Taxedo for keyword search  Lets use “Java Engineer” located in Chicago
  7. 7.  Build keyword list  Use keywords in search Java AND (“object oriented” OR object- oriented OR OO OR OOP OR OOAD OR JSP OR J2EE OR Linux OR Spring OR Hibernate OR Jidesoft OR MySQL OR Subversion OR SVN)
  8. 8.  Search by Area code, Zip code and/or City/State  Use Area Code tool to identify area codes  Use a zip code tool to find radius of zip code to city  finder.asp 
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Cities Distance (radius=30miles States/Pr ovinces Area Codes Postal Codes Antioch IL 217 60002 Arlington Heights 9.5 Illinois 309 60004 Elk Grove Village 9.8 312 60005 Barrington 5.5 630 60006 Crystal Lake 15.5 331 60007 Cary 10.7 618 60008 Deerfield 16 708 60009 Des Plaines 14.5 773 60010 Fox Lake 21 815 60011 Fox River Grove 8.6 779 60012 Glencoe 29.8 847 60013 Glenview 17.5 224 60014 Golf 19.6 872 60015 Grayslake 18.6 60016 Gurnee 23.6 60017 Hebron 29 60018 Highland Park 20 60019 Rolling Meadows 7 60020 Fort Sheridan 20.6 60021 Palatine 7 60022 Crystal Lake 13.6 60025 Highwood 20 60026 Ingleside 19.9 60029 Island Lake 13.8 60030 Kenilworth 23.14 60031 Lake Bluff 21 60034 Lake Forest 18.7 60035
  11. 11.  (60076 OR 60203 OR 60077 OR 60201)  (60076 OR 60077 OR 6007*)  60076..60079 AND “Software Engineer” AND JAVA  (847 OR 630 OR 312)
  12. 12.  Add Titles from intelligence gathering to list
  13. 13.  “ Java Engineer” OR “Java Developer” OR “Software Engineer” OR “software developer” AND (Senior OR Sr. OR Principal)
  14. 14.  Maybe you need to search by degree  (“Bachelor of Science” AND (Computer OR Engineering OR Mathematics)  (BSC* or Comp*)  Northwestern OR Kellogg
  15. 15.  (BSC* or Comp*) AND (“ Java Engineer” OR “Java Developer” OR “Software Engineer” OR “software developer”) AND (Senior OR Sr. OR Principal) (60076 OR 60077 OR 6007*) AND Java AND (“object oriented” OR object- oriented OR OO OR OOP OR OOAD OR JSP OR J2EE OR Linux OR Spring OR Hibernate OR Jidesoft OR MySQL OR Subversion OR SVN)
  16. 16.  “I am a Java”  “I have experience with”  “I have worked for”  “I oversaw”… “I achieved”… “I have managed”  “My background”  “Developed a”
  17. 17.  Recruiters leave organizations -Do a search on past recruiters- Usually there is a link on the recruiters name  Search by Source, usually there is a source report on how they applied or were found  Use advanced features of “search bar”, example data range, active status,  If your ATS allows you to save searches, by all means do it!  If ATS lets you build pipeline list, build lists for future searches
  18. 18.  Sourcing Institute – Shally Steckerl  Boolean Blackbelt By Glen Cathy  Airs  Boolean Strings by Irina Shamaeva  Transform Talent Acquisition- Mark Tortorici ut_services.php  SourceCon.QA
  19. 19. Email: Twitter: @ronniebratcher LinkedIn: