Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Job Search: Why can't ATS (Applicant Tracking System) transfer my profiles to other companies?

ATS solutions like Taleo, SuccessFactors, iCIMS, etc., do not transfer your profile from one company site to another. Yet LinkedIn and Google can, albeit they do a pretty terrible job of it.

Completing an online job application form is already a pain in the tuchus, but what drives me near insanity is the constant steps of upload resume, re-enter resume information into digital format, then cry/whine and repeat with maybe a 5% chance to get an initial call.

After so many applications, you start to realize a lot of sites use similar ATS solutions, which makes me question why they cannot just pull my information from last application to this one? I thought maybe it was a regulation issue but LinkedIn basically does that so does not seem like it. Perhaps if the ATS solution has a contract not to, they can at least build it on their main site so that I can provide them my information voluntarily for them to auto-populate the fields.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    This is actually a nice post. I learned a lot from your blog. That is very useful for ATS tracking .
    Thank You!