An Applicant Tracking System, or ATS, is a piece of software used to screen resumes and remove candidates that do not meet the company’s requirements. One of the complaints against using ATS software is that it can often disregard resumes that are from qualified applicants. For example, if the ATS software is looking for an accountant but an applicant prefers to refer to themselves as a CPA, then the software would disregard a very capable candidate. Finding a new job can therefore be tricky if you’re not using the right keywords. In an attempt to expand the market for ATS software, developers have tried to create ways for the software to become smarter. There are a few ways in which ATS automation, with its ability to catalog and maintain resumes, can help companies to become more efficient at recruiting.