You have just sent out your 100th application for that Canadian job with the hope that this time, you’ll get called. What do you think will happen if you did the same thing you did with the other 99 applications? You are right! nothing will happen. Don’t beat yourself too hard; getting a job in Canada is possible and doable. You just need to know what to do and how to do it.
Let’s face it. There are many things that appear difficult or even impossible until we know how to do them. It’s the same with getting a job in Canada. And there’s an open secret. It’s all about the Canadian Applicant Tracking System.
So what is a Canadian Applicant Tracking System?
Have you ever heard of an Applicant Tracking System? Well, it’s the same thing. The only difference is that a Canadian ATS is designed for the Canadian job market. It is an electronic software programmed to screen Canadian job applications and select those ones that contain specific keywords as provided in the job description. It is also generally called a resume robot. A Canadian ATS will likely look out in your resume for Canadian language, terms, spellings and pay more attention to soft skills.
How does a CATS help you?
First of all, a CATS is the robot that a Canadian recruiter will deploy to screen applications sent to the company. By scanning your resume using the exact or similar Canadian Applicant Tracking System, you can optimize your resume to be in the right format and contain the right keywords, language, spelling, skills and transferable experience. Ensure you get at least a 95% matching score when you run your resume by the CATS. Only then can you be sure of a good chance against the recruiter’s ATS.
Remember! Beating the resume robots is one way to ensure the recruiter reads your resume and sees everything you’ve got to offer. And there you go; your first major job interview.